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Edward A. Gordon


111 Huntington Avenue
Suite 2600
Boston, MA 02199-7610

Edward (Jed) Gordon is a partner and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP where he advises clients regarding strategic portfolio development and counsels them in relation to patent enforcement strategies and defense against threatened patent infringement litigation. He also provides transactional counseling, including conducting due diligence, licensing negotiations, and freedom to operate analyses for acquisition and investment in private companies. Mr. Gordon has drafted and prosecuted patent applications in the fields of wireless networking, video displays, medical devices, computer graphics, speech processing, MEMS devices, business methods, computer networking, semiconductor processing, optical devices, video surveillance, and software. He is a member of the firm’s Electronics Practice and the Technology Industry Team.

Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Gordon was counsel with Ropes & Gray LLP.


Mr. Gordon was named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer – Rising Star in 2009 and 2010.


Mr. Gordon graduated, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 2002) where he was a contributing editor for the Michigan Law Review. He also participated in the Jessup International Law Moot Court; he was a member of the North Central Division’s second place team (2000) before coaching the team to first place in the division (2001). He was a visiting student at Harvard Law School (2001-2002) and earned his undergraduate degree in science technology & society and computer science & electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S., 1999).


Mr. Gordon is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Selected Publications

  • "PTO Patent Appeals Board Set to Raise Its Profile," National Law Journal, May 12, 2008
  • “In Re Bilski: What Now?,” Practicing Law Institute, November 2008