Background

Ed has extensive experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts across the United States in litigation involving intellectual property and a variety of other matters. These disputes have included patents, trademarks, copyrights, unfair and deceptive trade practices, trade secrets, trade dress, corporate ownership challenges, wrongful death allegations, breach of contract and other complex commercial issues.

Ed has argued appeals in the US Fifth and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals. He also has negotiated and drafted numerous intellectual property licensing agreements with and without the filing of litigation.

Ed’s clients have ranged from individuals to large corporations. As a result, he understands that each client has unique needs and goals, and he works with his clients to develop and implement targeted strategies to pursue that client’s desired results.

Prior to his career in law, Ed was an engineer for four years in the Defense Waste Processing Facility at the US Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site near Aiken, South Carolina.

Areas of Practice

Litigation
– Patents
– Trademarks
– Copyrights
– Trade Secrets
– Intellectual Property Licensing
Complex Commercial Litigation
Business Litigation
Contract Litigation

Education

  • University of South Carolina (J.D., 1997)
  • University of Tennessee (B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1990)

Bar/Court Admissions

  • Texas State Bar
  • US Supreme Court
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • US District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas and numerous others
  • North Carolina and West Virginia State Bars (inactive)
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