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  • Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S., 2000
  • Pace University School of Law, J.D., 2006
Practice Areas
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Edward T. La Barr
    Professional Experience

    Ed’s practice focuses on patent prosecution, primarily in the areas of wireless communications, computer architecture, and semiconductor technologies.

    Client Work

    Ed is currently involved in patent prosecution for industry leading corporate and educational entities.

    Having worked both as an Engineer and as a Patent Examiner, Ed particularly enjoys interacting with inventors to transform highly technical concepts into a legal framework that will offer the most comprehensive possible protection.

    Ed has prosecuted patents in a wide range of technologies, including computer communications, electric power systems, medical imaging and surgical devices, integrated circuits, automotive technologies, and leisure marine products, to name a few.

    Ed is also experienced in conducting infringement investigations and monetizing patents through licensing.

    Previous Work

    Prior to joining Volpe and Koenig, Ed worked at another IP boutique as well as at the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a Patent Examiner. Ed also worked as a Legal Aide to the New York State Office of the Attorney General and as an engineer in the field of digital integrated circuit design.

    Publications, Presentations and Recognitions

    Ed was selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®, published by Thomson Reuters, for 2017.

    Bar and Court Admissions

    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    State of New York
    United States Patent and Trademark Office
    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
    U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut

    Life Beyond the Law

    “When I’m not in the office, I try to be as active as possible. I enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities including hiking and backpacking, and I try to fence whenever I can.”