Ed Walsh co-chairs the firm's Post-Grant Proceedings Group. He also works with electrical and computer-related clients in IP strategy development and execution, including patent prosecution, clearances and counseling, IP portfolio management, dispute resolution through Patent Office post-grant proceedings or litigation, licensing, consulting agreements, and joint development agreements. His areas of technical expertise include software and SaaS, wireless communication and signal processing, networks, semiconductor processing and high-speed circuit design, and connectors and interconnection technology. 

Ed served over 14 years as in-house counsel for technology companies, including Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for Teradyne, a position he held for 10 years. Before working for Teradyne, Ed served as Division IP Counsel for Textron Specialty Materials, working on in-bound and out-bound technology transfer as well as portfolio development and securing data rights under government contracts. Ed also worked as a patent attorney for Raytheon. 

Prior to entering law school, Ed worked as an electrical engineer, managing a team developing operating system software and analyzing communications systems and as a researcher at the National Cancer Institute.

Client testimonial:
"Ed knows the business and knows the players, and that’s invaluable."
  • Lead counsel in first of its kind successful defense of a patent challenged in inter partes review accepting commercial success of the invention as proof of patentability.
  • Defeated institution of inter partes review to five patents being asserted, setting up a jury verdict by a Wolf Greenfield litigation team
  • Won a decision in an inter partes reexamination, invalidating all claims to an internet ordering patent, ending a suit against our client
  • Invalidated in an inter partes reexamination all claims to a patent asserted against our client, turning the tables on the patent owner who was left facing a breach of contract claim. 
  • Persuaded examiners in an ex parte reexamination of patent underlying one of the largest patent verdicts ever to reverse course and confirm all claims as patentable, preserving a significant our damage award for our client.
  • Developed a position to prove a client was entitled to participate in a patent pool associated with a significant wireless communication standard.
  • Conducted due diligence to support acquisition of technology developed on three continents. Developed strategies to avoid risks that eight figure purchase price would be jeopardized by ambiguities in technology ownership. 
  • Designed licensing and patent portfolio program resulting in leading technology client's use of competitors to sell its product to gain market acceptance while retaining benefits of technology investment.
  • Guided client in responding to demand for nine figure payment from patentee holding over 100 patents relating to wireless technology, evaluated whether portfolio represented threat or opportunity, and negotiated satisfactory resolution with patent holder
  • American Bar Association
  • Boston Patent Law Association - Co-chair, Computer Law Committee
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • MIT $100K - Mentor
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst - Guest Lecturer at the Isenberg School of Management; Technology Innovation Challenge, judge
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association - Corporate IP Management Committee

  • Repeatedly included in Best Lawyers in America® (IP Law)
  • National Science Foundation Fellow
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers

Recent News

August 27, 2015

Law360 quotes Ed Walsh on AIA patent amendments

August 17, 2015

Nine Wolf Greenfield Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2016

June 8, 2015

Law360 quotes Ed Walsh on impact of PATENT Act

May 11, 2015

Wolf Greenfield and Client EMC Prevail in Patent Infringement Suit Against EMC's Competitor Zerto

March 26, 2015

Wolf Greenfield recognized by Law360 for Saint-Gobain IPR win

February 27, 2015

Ed Walsh discusses drop in patent suits in 2014

February 5, 2015

Ed Walsh quoted on first AIA appeal verdict

November 21, 2014

Ed Walsh quoted in Technology Transfer Tactics

October 6, 2014

Ed Walsh and Charlie Steenburg quoted on post-grant proceedings

October 2, 2014

Ed Walsh quoted on effect of IPRs on patent licensing community

March 7, 2014

Ed Walsh quoted in Search Engine Watch on BrightEdge vs. Searchmetrics

September 13, 2013

Ed Walsh was quoted in LAW360 on the inter partes review and the business method patent review program.

March 22, 2013

Ed Walsh quoted on "first-inventor-to-file" changes

February 1, 2013

Ed Walsh quoted in Mass Lawyers Weekly on first to file

January 18, 2013

Ed Walsh was quoted in a Law360 article on Patent Reform

October 14, 2012

Ed Walsh interviewed on Tech Talk with Craig Peterson about patent reform

September 14, 2012

Ed Walsh quoted on the ramifications of AIA

August 15, 2012

Ed Walsh and Larry Green quoted in Law360 on the new AIA rule changes

January 26, 2012

Ed Walsh and Michael Siekman presented a webinar on patent reform

Ed was an Adjunct Professor and Lecturer in electrical engineering at Boston University. He has been active in local politics in the town of Northborough, is a member of the Sudbury Valley Trustees, is a trustee at First Parish Church, and is an avid lacrosse fan.

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Ed Walsh co-chairs the firm's Post-Grant Proceedings Group. He also works with electrical and computer-related clients in IP strategy development and execution, including patent prosecution, clearances and counseling, IP portfolio management, dispute resolution through Patent Office post-grant proceedings or litigation, licensing, consulting agreements, and joint development agreements. His areas of technical expertise include software and SaaS, wireless communication and signal processing, networks, semiconductor processing and high-speed circuit design, and connectors and interconnection technology. 

Ed served over 14 years as in-house counsel for technology companies, including Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for Teradyne, a position he held for 10 years. Before working for Teradyne, Ed served as Division IP Counsel for Textron Specialty Materials, working on in-bound and out-bound technology transfer as well as portfolio development and securing data rights under government contracts. Ed also worked as a patent attorney for Raytheon. 

Prior to entering law school, Ed worked as an electrical engineer, managing a team developing operating system software and analyzing communications systems and as a researcher at the National Cancer Institute.

Client testimonial:
"Ed knows the business and knows the players, and that’s invaluable."
  • Lead counsel in first of its kind successful defense of a patent challenged in inter partes review accepting commercial success of the invention as proof of patentability.
  • Defeated institution of inter partes review to five patents being asserted, setting up a jury verdict by a Wolf Greenfield litigation team
  • Won a decision in an inter partes reexamination, invalidating all claims to an internet ordering patent, ending a suit against our client
  • Invalidated in an inter partes reexamination all claims to a patent asserted against our client, turning the tables on the patent owner who was left facing a breach of contract claim. 
  • Persuaded examiners in an ex parte reexamination of patent underlying one of the largest patent verdicts ever to reverse course and confirm all claims as patentable, preserving a significant our damage award for our client.
  • Developed a position to prove a client was entitled to participate in a patent pool associated with a significant wireless communication standard.
  • Conducted due diligence to support acquisition of technology developed on three continents. Developed strategies to avoid risks that eight figure purchase price would be jeopardized by ambiguities in technology ownership. 
  • Designed licensing and patent portfolio program resulting in leading technology client's use of competitors to sell its product to gain market acceptance while retaining benefits of technology investment.
  • Guided client in responding to demand for nine figure payment from patentee holding over 100 patents relating to wireless technology, evaluated whether portfolio represented threat or opportunity, and negotiated satisfactory resolution with patent holder
  • American Bar Association
  • Boston Patent Law Association - Co-chair, Computer Law Committee
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • MIT $100K - Mentor
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst - Guest Lecturer at the Isenberg School of Management; Technology Innovation Challenge, judge
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association - Corporate IP Management Committee

  • Repeatedly included in Best Lawyers in America® (IP Law)
  • National Science Foundation Fellow
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers

Recent News

August 27, 2015

Law360 quotes Ed Walsh on AIA patent amendments

August 17, 2015

Nine Wolf Greenfield Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2016

June 8, 2015

Law360 quotes Ed Walsh on impact of PATENT Act

May 11, 2015

Wolf Greenfield and Client EMC Prevail in Patent Infringement Suit Against EMC's Competitor Zerto

March 26, 2015

Wolf Greenfield recognized by Law360 for Saint-Gobain IPR win

February 27, 2015

Ed Walsh discusses drop in patent suits in 2014

February 5, 2015

Ed Walsh quoted on first AIA appeal verdict

November 21, 2014

Ed Walsh quoted in Technology Transfer Tactics

October 6, 2014

Ed Walsh and Charlie Steenburg quoted on post-grant proceedings

October 2, 2014

Ed Walsh quoted on effect of IPRs on patent licensing community

March 7, 2014

Ed Walsh quoted in Search Engine Watch on BrightEdge vs. Searchmetrics

September 13, 2013

Ed Walsh was quoted in LAW360 on the inter partes review and the business method patent review program.

March 22, 2013

Ed Walsh quoted on "first-inventor-to-file" changes

February 1, 2013

Ed Walsh quoted in Mass Lawyers Weekly on first to file

January 18, 2013

Ed Walsh was quoted in a Law360 article on Patent Reform

October 14, 2012

Ed Walsh interviewed on Tech Talk with Craig Peterson about patent reform

September 14, 2012

Ed Walsh quoted on the ramifications of AIA

August 15, 2012

Ed Walsh and Larry Green quoted in Law360 on the new AIA rule changes

January 26, 2012

Ed Walsh and Michael Siekman presented a webinar on patent reform

Ed was an Adjunct Professor and Lecturer in electrical engineering at Boston University. He has been active in local politics in the town of Northborough, is a member of the Sudbury Valley Trustees, is a trustee at First Parish Church, and is an avid lacrosse fan.