Edward Manzo

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Edward is well-known in the intellectual property community and has resolved patent, trademark and trade dress cases for manufacturers of semiconductors circuits and fabrication, consumer goods, computing systems, infrastructure materials and medical technology. He handles patent matters in all levels of the federal courts and in the PTO’s Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB).

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A tactic sometimes used by a well-established competitor against a startup is to accuse the startup of patent infringement. Unless the startup has deep pockets, it cannot really afford to defend a patent lawsuit – an expense that often runs into the millions of dollars if the case goes to trial. The startup is fragile at this juncture, can be terrified about the prospect of a patent suit, and sometimes negotiates a settlement where the…
All businesses but especially startups should become acquainted with the patent process. All too often this happens after the horse has left the barn and it’s just too late. This short introduction should help you to protect your right to get a patent. You may be asking yourself “Why bother? Who cares?” The answer to that is pretty simple. Patents add value to your enterprise. Patents also indicate that your invention is more than a…
On February 10, 2014, the Federal Circuit issued an important ruling on how patent claims are to be construed by the PTAB. The Court emphasized that its general rule that the evidence in the patent and the patent application proceedings (intrinsic evidence) outweighs other evidence (extrinsic evidence) applies not only to district court claim constructions but also to the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO).…