With deep knowledge in intellectual property law, Edward is known for his groundbreaking patent work in the courtroom, the classroom and the legal community. He has resolved patent and trademark infringements and misappropriations for manufacturers of semiconductors, consumer goods, computing systems, infrastructure materials and medical technology. Edward, a member of Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation team, traces his industry connection to his prelaw days when he operated equipment in an awning factory and worked as a motorcycle mechanic for Honda. His industry representations include:
In 2007 Edward assimilated his decades of patent law experience into “The Claim Construction Game,” a unique teaching tool in patent claim interpretation for professionals in the legal field. He has taught the doctrinal patent law course at DePaul University College of Law and has led dozens of lectures for the Patent Resources Group, law schools, bar associations and Intellectual Property Inns of Court.
Active in the legal community, Edward is either author or co-author of four respected reference books: one focuses on patent claim interpretation law in the United States; the second covers the same topic on a global basis; the third and fourth examine the America Invents Act. He co-authored the pattern jury instructions adopted by the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, in 2008 and the local patent rules adopted in 2009 by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Before joining the firm in 2010, Edward was a shareholder and co-founder of Cook Alex Ltd. in Chicago.