Edward Ergenzinger is a patent attorney with more than fifteen years of in-house and private practice experience. Over the course of his career he has represented a range of clients, from Fortune 500 companies and world-class research universities to early stage companies and independent inventors.
A substantial portion of Ed’s practice involves the provision of patent services, including the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, strategic planning and management of worldwide patent portfolios, and the preparation of patent-related opinions.
In addition to patent services, Edward also has substantial experience preparing and prosecuting trademark applications and has counseled non-profit organizations, universities, and artists on trademark and copyright issues.
He has also drafted and negotiated a variety of intellectual property related agreements and contract provisions, including sponsored research agreements, collaborative research agreements, material and data transfer agreements, confidentiality agreements, and licensing agreements.
Edward regularly serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law and has taught patent and intellectual property classes at Wake Forest University School of Law, Campbell University School of Law, and University of North Carolina School of Law. He is frequently invited to speak on a variety of legal topics at local, national, and international meetings and programs. Ed has also authored over forty scientific and legal publications that have appeared in such venues as Legal Times, The Scientist, Stanford Technology Law Review, BNA’s Patent Trademark & Copyright Journal, Nature Neuroscience, Nature Biotechnology, and Nature Reviews Neuroscience.
In 1994, Edward received a B.A. in Biology and Psychology, cum laude with honors, from Wake Forest University, where he was a Presidential Scholar for Distinguished Achievement in Music. He received a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Wake Forest University in 1999, where he was a National Institute of Mental Health Predoctoral Fellow in the Department of Neurosurgery at the School of Medicine. In 2002, he received a J.D. from the Wake Forest University School of Law, where he was the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Wake Forest Intellectual Property Law Journal and the recipient of an American Bar Association Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law.
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