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Lawrence D. Eisen
Lawrence Eisen joined Edell, Shapiro & Finnan in 2007, has been a Member of the firm since 2009, and has been practicing patent law for over 15 years. With a degree in electrical engineering and related practical work experience, Mr. Eisen focuses his practice in the electrical and mechanical arts. Mr. Eisen has handled hundreds of patent-related matters in the areas of telecommunications, computer hardware and software, electronic circuitry, semiconductor fabrication, power systems, optics, medical devices, e-commerce and financial services. On behalf of clients, he has successfully argued multiple times before the Board of Appeals and Patent Interferences. He has also rendered dozens of invalidity and noninfringement opinions, the substance of many of which have become cornerstone arguments in litigation and licensing negotiations.
Prior to joining Edell, Shapiro & Finnan in 2007, Mr. Eisen practiced patent law for over 8 years at international law firms including Shaw Pittman and, later, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman where he not only managed a sizeable patent prosecution docket, but also devoted a substantial amount of time to patent litigation including discovery matters, infringement and invalidity contentions, Markman claim construction hearings, depositions and settlement negotiations. Mr. Eisen began his patent career in the mid-1990s at two patent boutique firms in the Washington, D.C. area.
Before embarking on a career in patent law, Mr. Eisen worked as an electronics engineer building and testing high frequency, voltage- and temperature-controlled, crystal oscillators. He later worked as a consultant at Booz·Allen & Hamilton where he was part of a team that managed the installation and integration of a satellite terminal, high power amplifier and a pair of satellite antennas on U.S. Navy ships. In this latter position, Mr. Eisen developed a graphical software application that assisted naval architects in identifying appropriate locations for the satellite antennas taking into account ship superstructure, and also developed, and presented as a training tool, a graphical simulation of the operations of the satellite terminal, including setting up and tearing down communications links and configuring communications resources.
Mr. Eisen received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law. While at law school, Mr. Eisen was a member of the Intellectual Property Law Journal and, in 1996, represented the Law School in the AIPLA's annual Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition.