Edward B. Anderson

Of Counsel

Ed Anderson is an intellectual property attorney active in preparing and prosecuting U.S. and international applications for patents and trademarks. He has extensive experience in many technical arts, with emphasis in the electrical, electronic, and computer arts. He regularly counsels clients on licensing, transfers, freedom to operate, enforcement, trade secrets, and copyrights. He provides strategic planning for enterprises at all stages of development. Ed supports clients from our Portland office and from our Bay Area office in Palo Alto, California.

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Ed has more than 30 years of experience in intellectual property law. He began his IP career with Kolisch, Hartwell & Dickinson and helped establish our Palo Alto office to serve California and the Silicon Valley. Ed’s extensive experience inside and outside the legal field over the years allows him to excel in his treatment of many technical fields, including:

  • Computers, computer peripherals, software, networks, and data processing
  • Telecommunications including radio-frequency (RF) systems for circuits and transmission-line structures
  • Digital and analog signal processing
  • Security management and RF passenger-screening systems
  • Electronic devices and control systems
  • Energy-conserving lighting systems and power supplies
  • Millimeter-wave, magnetic, and digital imaging
  • Internet-based commerce and business methods
  • Medical, mechanical, forensic, and optical devices
  • Radar signal processing.

In addition to serving established companies and individual inventors, he has assisted many start-up companies from conception through venture capital funding, acquisition, and IPO.


J.D. 1980

Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College

M.S. Management Science – 1971

Oregon State University

B.S. Electrical and Electronics Engineering – 1970

Oregon State University

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon State Bar
  • Multnomah County Professional Responsibility Committee (2005–2007)
  • Quality of Life Committee (2005–2007; Chairman, 2007)
  • Intellectual Property Section
  • Computer and Internet Technology Law Section
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Professional License and Associations

  • Registered Professional Engineer (Oregon, inactive status)
  • Oregon Patent Law Association (OPLA)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

Inventor on issued Patents

  • 7,915,981, Coaxial-to-Microstrip Transitions, issued March 29, 2011
  • 7,750,764, Coaxial-to-Microstrip Transitions and Manufacturing Methods, issued July 6, 2010
  • 7,317,465, Image Display System and Method, issued January 8, 2008
  • 5,978,666, Slotline-Mounted Flip Chip Structures, issued November 2, 1999