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215.568.6400
Education
  • 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 secures technologies for a wide range of clients, including industry-leading microprocessor designers, worldwide wireless standards research organizations, small companies and innovative startups. He primarily focuses on complex computing and communication technologies but has ample experience working in a variety of other fields, including computer graphics, medical devices, power systems, process control, artificial neural networks and more.

    Ed has experience navigating all phases of the patent life cycle, including licensing, enforcement and freedom-to-operate studies.  He works with clients on matters that meet their evolving needs, such as conducting analyses of entire market sectors to identify and establish infringement which contributed to subsequent negotiations and licensing to realize significant revenue on behalf of the client.

    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.

    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.”