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
and imaging technology, business methods, semiconductor devices and device
fabrication, and security and
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