McDermott Welcomes Leading Patent Attorney in Boston


BOSTON (June 20, 2016) — International law firm McDermott Will & Emery today announced that leading patent attorney, Edward (Jed) Gordon, has joined the firm as partner in the Boston office.

“Jed has more than 13 years of experience doing patent prosecution and strategy work in the electrical and medical device fields,” said Sarah Chapin Columbia, global head of McDermott’s Intellectual Property Practice. “His arrival helps reinforce the firm’s ability to meet the needs of clients in the Boston tech sector and other high-tech markets around the world.”

Mr. Gordon handles a variety of transactional work for clients, including conducting due diligence, licensing negotiations, and freedom to operate analyses for acquisition and investment in public and private companies. He will provide valuable intellectual property insights to the deal work being conducted by the firm’s Corporate & Transactional practices, creating a powerful cross-selling opportunity in the areas of private equity, licensing, and M&A.

As a skilled patent prosecutor, Mr. Gordon also advises clients on strategic portfolio development and counsels companies in relation to patent enforcement strategies and defense against threatened patent infringement litigation. Mr. Gordon’s client base includes Fortune 100 companies, nationally renowned research institutions, and early stage companies in various technology fields, including wireless networking, medical devices, MEMS devices, computer networking, optical devices, and software.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jed,” said Tony Bongiorno, partner-in-charge in Boston. “We are excited about the talent and experience that Jed brings to the office, and we look forward to integrating him into our platform, such that he can further develop his practice and service clients.”

Mr. Gordon graduated, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School (JD, 2002) where he was a contributing editor for the Michigan Law Review. He earned his undergraduate degree in science technology & society and computer science & electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (BS, 1999).

With approximately 140 lawyers and patent agents, McDermott’s Intellectual Property practice is renowned for its broad trial, appellate, prosecution and transactional experience. Members of the practice hold degrees in a variety of technical and scientific fields and are uniquely capable of handling intellectual property matters across a wide spectrum of industries. Some 110 members of McDermott’s intellectual property team hold technical and/or scientific degrees and nearly 100 are registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). McDermott’s Intellectual Property practice includes numerous lawyers with valuable industry experience as well as former USPTO examiners and petition specialists.

About McDermott Will & Emery
McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,000 lawyers, we have offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Rome, Seoul, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC. Further extending our reach into Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.

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