Ed has represented clients in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industries for 35 years. With a Ph.D. in organic chemistry, he is a member of the Healthcare, Life Sciences & Education industry team.
Before launching his legal career, Ed worked for four years as a chemist for a large cosmetics manufacturer and four years as a postdoctoral fellow and researcher. In the laboratory, he synthesized small molecule dyes and polymers, studied reaction kinetics and conducted research in the synthesis, characterization and reactivity of synthetic enzyme-like polymeric molecules. Not surprisingly, he often applies his laboratory experience to assist clients in expanding their patent horizons.
Ed’s legal career centers on client counseling and patent solicitation in chemical and biochemical areas. He has become increasingly involved in designing and implementing defense strategies in Hatch-Waxman litigations. He prepares Hatch-Waxman Paragraph IV letters as well as patentability and freedom to operate letters of opinion. Ed prepares and prosecutes patent applications in the U.S. and abroad. He has obtained patents for clients in areas such as genetically engineered and chemically mutated plants, animal cells and microbes; peptide and peptidomimetic library preparation; small molecule, peptide and protein syntheses and formulation for medicinal products; preparation and formulation of monoclonal antibodies for use in assays, therapeutics and reaction catalysis; chemical and biologic preparation of synthetic vaccines; methods of treatment for and detection of diseases such as cancers, Alzheimer’s, lupus, arthritis and autoimmune hemolytic anemia; food and nutraceutical compositions; cosmetic compositions; radionuclide separations; synthesis and formulation of polymers for coatings, super absorbents and contact lenses; and oligosaccharide and nucleic acid preparation and assays.