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Edward S Sherman

Registered Patent Attorney with broad technical expertise
  • Patents, Trademarks, Intellectual Property
  • California, US Patent and Trademark Office
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Biography

As a patent attorney, I strive to help my clients to identify, protect and exploit their valuable intellectual rights for a long term competitive advantage.

I prepare and prosecute patent applications for clients that have invented new products or processes in a wide variety of technical fields, as well as consumer product inventions.

What distinguishes me from other patent practitioners is how I aim to work with clients to increase the chances of obtaining patents. I strongly advocate and assist clients in the lost art of patent “research”. Patent “research” is collaborating with your attorney in planning and conducting experiments that will support the case for patentability (in spite of recent Supreme Court rulings that have made it easier for patent examiners to fabricate almost any reason to reject patent claims as obvious).

I also help clients avoid legal liability for patent and trademark infringement by searching and analyzing competitive marks and patents. Frequently, this leads to specific advice on how to engineer and design products and processes so they do not infringe third party patents. When this is not possible, I help clients structure licensing agreements.

Specialties: Patent Application and Prosecution expertise includes:
Engineering, computer software, business methods, materials sciences, including organic and polymer chemistry/polymer science, thin film and semiconductor processing, electronic packaging, optics, instrumentation, display technology, biotechnology and medical devices
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Education
Empire Coll School of Law
J.D. (2001)
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Santa Clara University
Intellectual Property Law Special Summer Session
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University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Ph.D. (1980) | Polymer Science and Engineering
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Northwestern University
B.S. (1977) | Materials Science and Engineering
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Honors: Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
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Professional Experience
Corporate Counsel/Patent Attorney
Meyer Corporation
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Responsibilities include WW patent and trademark procurement and enforcement. Part time with my private practice of law
Intellectual Property and Licensing Manager
OCLI/JDSU
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Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 220121
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
ID Number: 220121
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US Patent and Trademark Office
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Practice Areas
    Patents
    Patent Appeals, Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution
    Trademarks
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
    Intellectual Property
Additional Practice Area
  • Copyright registration, trade secret counseling, licensing and IP related agreem
Contact & Map
3554 Round Barn Blvd
Suite 303
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Telephone: (707) 579-0580
Fax: (707) 528-6015