Edward Meagher is a partner who joined the firm in 2002. He has expertise in all phases of U.S. and international patent, trademark and copyright prosecution. Mr. Meagher advises clients who are primarily involved in building IP portfolios in the electromechanical/mechanical arts, software design and control systems. He also is directly involved in the management and licensing of IP assets for emerging business clients. In addition, Mr. Meagher prepares complex License Agreements, Research and Development Agreements, Freedom-to-Operate and Validity Opinions.
Mr. Meagher has over 20 years experience in securing the IP rights of U.S. and foreign businesses. His keen interest in science and mechanics led him to pursue a B.S. in applied physics from Providence College and a B.S.M.E. in applied physics and mechanical engineering from Columbia University. He decided to pursue a career in law, knowing that the patent field offered opportunities to leverage his unique scientific know-how. He went on to earn his J.D. from Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center.
- Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, J.D., 1995
- Columbia University, B.S.M.E., Applied Physics/Mechanical Engineering, 1991
- Providence College, Bachelor of Science, Applied Physics, 1989
- State of New York
- State of New Jersey
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
Mr. Meagher has developed strategies that have allowed numerous clients to build extremely successful portfolios in various fields with virtually no legal challenges. This stems from his ability to imagine and in some cases re-imagine IP strategies from both a national and global perspective. Mr. Meagher has helped clients develop and protect products from conceptualization to commercialization and build overall, strategically-designed portfolios by guiding his clients along a road map to success based on well- thought-out and reasoned analysis. His combined expertise in applied physics, mechanical engineering and IP law enables him to steer clients around various legal minefields in order to achieve commercial success. Mr. Meagher conducts IP due diligence, including patent validity analyses and freedom to operate studies, providing strategic analysis and advice in connection with portfolio growth and management, as well as business strategies relating to mergers and acquisitions.