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.
"Ed knows the business and knows the players, and that’s invaluable."
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.