Ed Gates currently serves as Chairman of Wolf Greenfield and has practiced for more than 30 years in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical arts. His practice spans licensing, patent portfolio development, counseling, post-grant practice, interferences and dispute resolution. Ed began his career in litigation and uses this background for value-added client counseling. He serves clients from both the firm's Boston and New York offices.
Clients describe Ed as “strategic”, “effective” and “persuasive”. Ed's experience helps him recognize and capture value at the intersection of technology, IP and business. Ed frequently acts as a dealmaker, matchmaker and problem solver for clients in matters involving IP. His extensive experience as primary negotiator and/or lead counsel in scores of licensing transactions places him in the elite of IP transaction lawyers. Ed serves small and large businesses, as well as non-profits.
Known nationally for his understanding of university policy with respect to IP, Ed is effective on either side of the table in structuring technology deals arising out of academic and hospital research institutions.
Ed was formerly the firm’s President and Managing Partner and has co-founded three biotechnology companies.
"Ed has really helped me better understand my position. I came to this role pretty inexperienced. He’s taught me a lot."