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Edward Van Gieson, Of Counsel
ph. 650.537.4507

Ed's practice focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications, intellectual property strategic counseling, patent licensing, patent opinions, pre-litigation counseling, and intellectual property audits.

Ed's clients have included numerous Silicon Valley technology companies, Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, and startup companies. He has represented clients in patent matters over a wide range of technologies, including inventions in the fields of electrical engineering, applied physics, materials science, semiconductor devices, software, information technology, computer systems, computer networks, telecommunications, semiconductor device fabrication, web applications, mobile applications, data processing, social media, data storage, data security, nanotechnology, graphics, optical devices, lasers, signal processing, medical devices, medical imaging, virtual reality, consumer electronics, sensor technology, neural networks, quantum electronics, and automotive technology.

Ed is active in the Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association (SVIPLA) and serves as a member of the program committee.

Prior to joining Patent Law Works, Ed was of counsel at the Beyer Law Group. Before that, he was a partner at Cooley and an associate at Fenwick & West. Ed's background also includes experience in 2003 as the acting patent manager of Nvidia.

Ed's background also includes experience prior to law school working at prestigious high tech research labs, including IBM's research lab in Switzerland and RCA's Sarnoff research facility (acquired by SRI, International).

University of California, Hastings College of Law, J.D., 1997
Cornell University, Ph.D. in electrical engineering, 1989
University of Southern California, B.S. in electrical engineering, 1982

Admissions to Practice
Ed is a member of the California Bar and is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a patent lawyer

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