Edward A. Becker, Partner

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IP Strategy Development

Mr. Becker concentrates his practice on patent matters, including drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the computer hardware, software and semiconductor fields, ex parte and inter partes reexaminations, patent studies and portfolio analysis, and providing client counseling. Mr. Becker has a broad range of technical and business experience from working in both commercial and government environments. As a project engineer at International Business Machines Corporation, he developed hardware and software for IBM's analytical instrument product line. He was the lead software engineer on a large U.S. government space science project for Hughes Danbury Optical Systems, where he designed and developed automated instrumentation and control software.








Professional Background


2000-Present Hickman Palermo Becker Bingham LLP
1996–1999 Private practice—Silicon Valley law firms
1993–1996 Private practice – Connecticut law firm
1986-1993 Design engineer at International Business Machines and Hughes Aircraft


Educational Background


1993, J.D. Quinnipiac University (Hamden, Connecticut)
1986, B.S. Computer Engineering
University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Connecticut


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