He has worked with some of the world’s leading companies in these fields to build intellectual property portfolios that can be used offensively and defensively to protect or achieve a competitive advantage. Toward the same end, he works with these companies to analyze competitors’ portfolios and product strategies.
Edward’s practice areas include patent prosecution, portfolio management, infringement and validity opinions, and due diligence reviews. His experience includes drafting and prosecuting numerous U.S. utility and design patents as well as coordinating foreign patent filings for his clients.
Another large aspect of Edward’s practice is post-grant proceedings, including reexamination and re-issue of U.S. patents and coordinating numerous oppositions of European patents in front of the Opposition Division of the European Patent Office. In the area of freedom-to-operate analysis, he works with clients during the development of a product to ensure them freedom to operate and to provide a strategy for minimizing risk vis-à-vis competitors’ patent portfolios.
In 2003, Edward received his J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Syracuse Journal of International Law & Commerce and associate editor of the Syracuse Law & Technology Journal. He received first place in the ASCAP Nathan Burkan Memorial Copyright Writing Competition for his article “From Conflict to Confluence: Protection of Databases Containing Genetic Information” (30 SYR. J. I’NTL LAW & COMM. 121 (2003)).
Edward received an M.S. in genetics from Stanford University in 2000. He also received a B.S. in microbiology, with an emphasis in genetic engineering, and a B.A. in history of art and architecture from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1997.
Edward also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Creativity Explored, a non-profit visual art center where artists with developmental disabilities create, exhibit, and sell art, and is a former president of the San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association.