Ed Radlo has been an intellectual property attorney in Silicon Valley since 1974. A registered patent attorney, his practice focuses on international patent protection of high-technology inventions, particularly in the fields of data security, telecommunications, semiconductors, medical devices, computer networks, software, business methods, and cryptography. His practice includes patent prosecution, licensing, interferences, and litigation. Part of his practice is devoted to export control law, with particular emphasis on the export of encryption items and I-129 compliance for employees being hired under H-1B visas.
During the course of his career, Ed has represented numerous leading universities (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and Washington University), large corporations (Ford, Canon, Varian, Honeywell, Symantec, Apple, Intuit, Loral and Lockheed), and start-up companies.
He successfully represented the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the patent litigation over the RSA patent, the basic patent in public key cryptography.
Ed is active in the angel investment community through his work on the Selection and Steering Committees of the Northern California chapter of the HBS Alumni Angels (Harvard Angels).
In 2000, Ed represented the American Bar Association at the Diplomatic Conference to Adopt the Patent Law Treaty.
He has been listed in six previous editions of this publication, and has been named a Northern California Superlawyer by San Francisco magazine. His biography has appeared in several editions of Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in American Law. Radlo IP Law Group was named Patent Law Firm of the Year 2012 – California by Acquisition International.
Ed has written and successfully prosecuted seminal patent applications in the fields of computerised axial tomography (CAT scanning), three-axis attitude control of satellites, man-made orbits, neural networks, electrical signals per se, and cryptography.
Ed received his bachelor's degree in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his law degree from Harvard Law School. He served as a law clerk on the Supreme Court of Rhode Island. He has been a software engineer at the National Institutes of Health and the chief patent counsel of Ford Aerospace Corporation. He was a partner at the prominent law firms Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal and Fenwick & West. He has been an award-winning amateur radio operator since age 13.
Ed is the author of dozens of publications in the fields of patent prosecution, cryptography and the law, international patent harmonization, amateur radio, and poetry. He has given many educational presentations to leading bar associations and universities, including the University of California, Santa Clara University, San Jose State University and Golden Gate University.