Ed Steakley

Ed Steakley
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IP Strategy, Hardware, Software

JD, South Texas College of Law

BS, Computer Information Systems, Texas State University

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Managing Partner, COO

Ed draws upon 20+ years of intellectual property experience to help our clients create company value and obtain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. He employs a comprehensive, client-tailored approach to cultivate and protect our client’s innovations and IP assets.  

Ed has served as in-house patent and trademark counsel for two Fortune 5 companies, Head of IP for a startup, and as a senior associate at a law firm now on the Global 20 ranking list. Ed works with our Cognition IP team members to impart learned best practices to help our firm provide practical, cost-effective legal solutions for our clients.  

Ed has extensive experience in building international patent and trademark portfolios, creating IP strategies, working on IP-related M&A transactions and due diligence, inbound/outbound technology and software licensing and open source usage and in implementing internal company legal policies and procedures.