221 Ponce de León Avenue
5th Floor, Hato Rey
Puerto Rico 00917
Mr. Torres-Oyola is a Capital Member of Ferraiuoli and the Chair of its Intellectual Property Practice Group. As such, he concentrates his practice on intellectual property and technology, and entertainment law.
Prior to becoming one of the founders of Ferraiuoli in 2003, Mr. Torres-Oyola was an associate at McConnell Valdés, where he was member of the Environmental Law Practice Group and the Intellectual Property Law Practice Group as well as a founding member of the Internet and Patent Law Practice Group. In addition, following his time in McConnell Valdés he was the proprietor of Torres-Oyola Law Offices and concentrated his practice in intellectual property law.
Since 2001, Mr. Torres-Oyola is an adjunct professor of the University of Puerto Rico School of Law where he has taught elective courses in Patent Law Practice, Cyber Law, and International Patent Law Practice. He is currently teaching an Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic course and heads the University of Puerto Rico Law School’s Intellectual Property Institute.
He has published multiple articles relating to Intellectual Property and/or Internet Law and is a frequent and prominent speaker at events and seminars relating to Intellectual Property, Technology, and Internet Law. As a result of his widely recognized knowledge and experience in Intellectual Property and Technology Law, Mr. Torres-Oyola is actively involved in leadership positions in several associations or groups promoting the development of the technology industry in Puerto Rico. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Internet Society of Puerto Rico and of the Luis Muñoz Marín Foundation.
Mr. Torres-Oyola is an active promoter of high impact entrepreneurship and angel investing in Puerto Rico. He has collaborated for many years with Grupo Guayacán as well as other non-profit entities such as the Puerto Rico Science and Technology Trust, Small Business Technology Development Center Puerto Rico Entrepreneurship Ecosystem, and the Young Entrepreneurship Education System in furthering entrepreneurship in the island. He also assisted Governor Luis Fortuño in his Innovation and Entrepreneurship platform for 2012, and is a part of the steering committee for Startup Puerto Rico, the local effort of Startup America.
Chambers Latin America for 2010, 2011, and 2012 ranked Mr. Torres-Oyola as a Band 1 attorney in Intellectual Property for Puerto Rico. He was also selected as the Young Entrepreneur of the Year for 2010 by the Puerto Rico Sales and Marketing Executives Association.