Ed Ergenzinger

Ed Ergenzinger

US Patent Attorney with PhD and 20+ Years Experience

Raleigh
North Carolina
Licensed in
NC, Patent Bar
Wake Forest University School of Law

"highly recommended, very sharp, medical device and molecular diagnostic expertise"

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PhD patent and trademark attorney with >20 years of experience at international law firms and as in-house counsel.

Ed’s experience includes managing the worldwide patent portfolio for Prevnar 13®, providing patent services for Advanced Liquid Logic before and after its $96M acquisition by Illumina, and building an international patent portfolio for Lexaria Bioscience relating to enhanced delivery of cannabinoids and other lipophilic agents.

Representative technologies include recombinant DNA and proteins, vaccines, ag-biotech, biomanufacturing, pharmaceuticals, food sciences, cannabis and cannabinoids, mechanical and medical devices,
… read more microfluidic systems, and consumer products.
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"Ed is a friendly, knowledgeable, and very communicative lawyer. He's helped me with my project immensely. He responds very quickly which I appreciated, he is very generous in answering questions, and the opinions and thoughts he provided were both thorough and thoughtful. If you need services that Ed offers, be sure to use him, he's great!"

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"Ed Ergenzinger is very professional, experienced and does very good work on patent matters, would highly recommend him to anyone looking for patent assistance."

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"Ed is a gem of a patent attorney that we found on Upwork. We would give him 6 stars if there was a way here. Extremely professional, experienced and knowledgeable. We enjoyed working with him Ed and plan to use his services again. Definitely recommend using Ed for your IP needs."

Patent application for medical device
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"Ed always does first class work and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone."

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"Ed was prompt and thorough. I was able to speak to him about a time sensitive IP issue and he quickly outlined the possible scenarios and prepared a letter that resolved the matter quickly. I put a call out to a local patent attorney and they still haven't responded back in the time that Ed was able to get the job done. I am looking forward to having a reliable IP lawyer that I trust for future business needs."

Responding to a patent notice letter
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"Ed provided excellent legal opinion and guidance. His explanations were understandable, concise, and on target. He is a good listener and quickly picks up on and understands business concerns. A pleasure working with him. Highly recommend and would certainly not hesitate to use Ed again."

Patent opinion related to medical device
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Work History

Ergenzinger Intellectual Property Law

Founder and Principal

Jan 2021 - Present

Seasoned patent and trademark attorney with more than 20 years of in-house and private practice experience serving clients ranging from individual inventors and startups to world class research universities and Fortune 500 companies.

Jan 2021 - Present

Lexaria Bioscience Corp.

Chief Legal Officer and Senior VP of Innovation

Nov 2018 - Mar 2020

Built and managed a global patent portfolio of over 60 applications and 20 issued patents around food, beverage, and pharmaceuticals infused with cannabinoids and other lipophilic active agents. Supported significant licensing activity in the cannabinoid-based food and beverage market as well as strategic partnerships with Altria and British American Tobacco on reduced risk tobacco products.

Nov 2018 - Mar 2020

FisherBroyles, LLP

Partner

Oct 2016 - Mar 2020

Provided patent preparation, prosecution, counseling, and opinion services to clients that included Lexaria Bioscience, Counsyl, Redbud Labs, Avioq, NC State University, Wake Forest University, and Genia Technologies.

Oct 2016 - Mar 2020

Olive Law Group, PLLC

Counsel

Oct 2014 - Oct 2016

Provided patent preparation, prosecution, counseling, and opinion services to clients that included Lexaria Bioscience, Redbud Labs, Avioq, TransTech Pharma, NC State University, Wake Forest University, and Duke University.

Oct 2014 - Oct 2016

Ward and Smith, PA

Counsel and Life Sciences Practice Group Leader

Dec 2012 - Oct 2014

Provided patent preparation, prosecution, counseling, and opinion services to clients that included Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Liquid Logic, Illumina, Cotton Incorporated, TransTech Pharma, and Wake Forest University.

Dec 2012 - Oct 2014

Duke Human Vaccine Institute

Director of Intellectual Property & Legal Affairs

Mar 2010 - Nov 2012

Managed all patent and contract matters for DHVI programs, including collaborative research projects with partners including GSK, Novartis, Oxford University, Stanford University, Massachusetts General Hospital, University of Pennsylvania, and Cornell University.

Mar 2010 - Nov 2012

Ergenzinger Intellectual Property Law

Founder and Principal

Oct 2009 - Feb 2010

Provided patent preparation, prosecution, and counseling services to clients that included TransTech Pharma, North Carolina State University, and IBM.

Oct 2009 - Feb 2010

Alston & Bird

Associate

Aug 2002 - Aug 2009

Provided patent preparation, prosecution, counseling, and opinion services to clients that included Becton Dickinson, LabCorp, Wyeth, Syngenta Biotechnology, Dynogen Pharmaceuticals, Duke University, UNC Chapel Hill, and Emory University.

Aug 2002 - Aug 2009

Rhodes & Mason, PLLC

Patent Agent/Law Clerk

Dec 1999 - Apr 2001

Prepared and prosecuted patent applications and assisted supervising partners with the prosecution of trademark applications and patent litigation support.

Dec 1999 - Apr 2001

Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Mar 1999 - Aug 1999

Conducted neural plasticity and sensory processing research in non-human primates through the Department of Neurosurgery.

Mar 1999 - Aug 1999

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