Silicon Valley IP Veteran Gary Edwards Joins Haynes and Boone San Jose

07/20/2009

Gary J. Edwards has joined the San Jose office of Haynes and Boone, LLP as a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group.

Dr. Edwards’ practice concentrates in patent, patent litigation, patent prosecution, and IP licensing. In addition to traditional IP work, Dr. Edwards also has broad experience in alternative and clean technologies. He will play an integral role in further developing the firm’s clean tech practice in California and throughout the West Coast.

“Gary is an excellent addition to our high-caliber IP team and further cements our presence in California’s competitive marketplace,” said David McCombs, firm-wide chair of Haynes and Boone’s technology practice. “He has developed strategic relationships among the business and technology thought leaders in Silicon Valley, as well as the broader technology community. They will be a strong complement to our existing client base.”

Added San Jose partner Edward Kwok: “Gary has really been on the forefront of the San Jose legal market in bridging traditional IP work with the vast opportunities available in the alternative energy and clean tech sectors. We look forward to building on that foundation as we continue to expand our clean tech practice throughout the West Coast and beyond.”

In his practice, Dr. Edwards has broad experience in protecting diverse technologies across a wide range of technological areas. His extensive experience and technological background enable him to assist clients with complex technologies, novel materials structures and cross-disciplinary technologies.

Dr. Edwards has represented clients in various matters related to development, enforcement, defense, and monetization matters. He works with high technology companies to protect their technology, build intellectual property portfolios, assert those portfolios, and defend against the assertions of competitors.

Dr. Edwards joins Haynes and Boone from the Palo Alto office of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP. He earned a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, a Ph.D. and M.S. in physics from the University of Connecticut. He earned his B.S. in physics from the University of Vermont.

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Washington, D.C., Mexico City and Moscow, providing a full spectrum of legal services. With almost 550 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by The National Law Journal. The firm has been recognized as one of the "Best Corporate Law Firms in America" (Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2001-2009), as one of "The Best 20 Law Firms to Work For" (Vault.com, 2008), and as a Top 100 law firm for both diversity (MultiCultural Law Magazine, 2009) and women (Women 3.0, 2008).

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