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Edward J. Howard, Esq.

Mr. Howard's practice covers the full range of intellectual property procurement and counseling, including advising on Intellectual property acquisition and enforcement strategies, patent preparation and prosecution, advising and providing opinions on patent invalidity and non-infringement matters, and counseling and assisting clients in procurement of trademark, copyright and trade secret protection. His patent practice includes a wide range of technologies, including optical systems, piezoelectric and sensor-related devices, ultrasound and imaging technology, business methods, semiconductor devices and device fabrication, and security and encryption technologies.

Mr. Howard formerly served as managing partner of the Princeton, N.J. office of an AmLaw 100 law firm. Mr. Howard also served on the Partner's Board and headed the Intellectual Property section of his prior firm's Princeton office.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Howard was senior aerospace systems engineer for General Electric and Lockheed Martin Corporation in Valley Forge, PA. Mr. Howard also worked as an electrical engineer in the fields of signal processing, distributed database and communications systems, and satellite systems.

Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, he has written numerous articles on intellectual property, including "Maximizing the Value of Your Intellectual Property" (published in the New Jersey Tech Council, 2003). Mr. Howard is also a frequent speaker and member of the New Jersey Tech Council, as well as a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Fort Washington Business Alliance.

Mr. Howard holds degrees in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University in New York, and in Physics from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. He received his law degree from Widener University School of Law.

Contact: Ed Howard

E-mail: ehoward@phd-ip.com

Phone: 215-542-5824