Mr. Edward D. Manzo

Partner, Husch Blackwell (U.S.)
Interpreting patent claims around the world: a comparative view

Edward D. Manzo is a U.S. lawyer, author, and educator. At Husch Blackwell (Chicago office), he handles all aspects of patents and patent litigation in court and the USPTO. His work includes patent and trade dress litigation, including many Federal Circuit appeals, contested matters at the USPTO (e.g., inter partes reviews), and patent prosecution. He was President of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago for 2010-11. He assisted the federal courts by co-authoring the Seventh Circuit pattern jury instructions (patents) (2008) and the Local Patent Rules (2009) used in the Northern District of Illinois (one of the top U.S. venues for patent litigation). He taught the patent law doctrinal course at the DePaul University College of Law and regularly teaches continuing legal education courses for Patent Resources Group on the America Invents Act and patent claim interpretation. He is the sole or lead author of four law books for Thompson Reuters Westlaw.
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