Ed Russavage is a highly skilled patent counselor with over 20 years of experience advising clients on intellectual property matters including patent protection, licensing, freedom to operate and invalidity studies, licensing and transactions, litigation support and post-grant proceedings. Ed serves as a trusted advisor to businesses ranging from startups to mid-sized companies to multinational corporations, handling strategic portfolio development and delivering cost-effective IP strategies that align with client’s business objectives.

A former engineer, Ed has substantial knowledge in the software development and network communications space. In particular, Ed has vast work and legal experience in network technologies, protocols (e.g. LTE, 3G/4G), and their associated standards. He also has significant experience representing clients in technology areas related to financial computer systems and related data sciences (FinTech), advertising and related data sciences (AdTech), bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, wearable technologies, medical devices, video, additive fabrication (3D printing), internet-based technologies, Internet of Things (IoT) and electrical technology areas.

Ed greatly enjoys working with start-ups and assisting them with their IP strategy as they navigate the road from funding all the way to acquisition. He regularly presents to start-up, software industry, and investor groups on patents, software patent eligibility and open source issues.

Ed is based in Boston, but also supports clients from the firm's New York office. Before joining Wolf Greenfield, he was as a partner at Lando & Anastasi and previously served as a managing partner there.


  • Represented numerous software companies in early stages in developing effective patent strategies, with a long track record of supporting funding, growth and acquisitions.
  • Regularly assists clients in handling difficult software and subject matter eligibility cases involving “Alice” rejections.
  • Represented a small open source software client and developed strategic use of IP during their quick growth to their present-day “unicorn” status.
  • Represented a small startup in developing their software licensing strategy and negotiated licenses of their technology to industry leaders.
  • Represented multiple companies in contesting patents of others and advised on the strategic use of reexamination with litigation.
  • Developed and implemented mass patent filing strategies for large sophisticated clients.
  • Regularly performs due diligence investigations on behalf of investors for high-value investments.
  • Member, Licensing Executive Society
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
Ed has been repeatedly named one of New England’s “Rising Stars” in the field of intellectual property.
  • Speaker at the 2017 Open Source Strategy Forum in NYC on "Protecting Freedom: Patents & Open Source Strategy"
  • Speaker at the 2016 SBIR New England Regional Summit on "IP 101"

Recent News & Events

August 7, 2018

Wolf Greenfield Recognized as Top IP Law Firm with High Rankings for Patent Prosecution, Litigation and Transactions

June 15, 2018

IAM Patent 1000 Ranks 10 Wolf Greenfield Attorneys, More Than Any Other Firm in Boston

November 15, 2016 - November 16, 2016

Wolf Greenfield to Speak at Comparative Patent Practice Conference

November 1, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM ET

Join Us for An Evening of Art, Science and IP

January 11, 2016

Wolf Greenfield Welcomes Shareholders Edward Russavage and Matthew Grady


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Ed Russavage is a highly skilled patent counselor with over 20 years of experience advising clients on intellectual property matters including patent protection, licensing, freedom to operate and invalidity studies, licensing and transactions, litigation support and post-grant proceedings. Ed serves as a trusted advisor to businesses ranging from startups to mid-sized companies to multinational corporations, handling strategic portfolio development and delivering cost-effective IP strategies that align with client’s business objectives.

A former engineer, Ed has substantial knowledge in the software development and network communications space. In particular, Ed has vast work and legal experience in network technologies, protocols (e.g. LTE, 3G/4G), and their associated standards. He also has significant experience representing clients in technology areas related to financial computer systems and related data sciences (FinTech), advertising and related data sciences (AdTech), bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, wearable technologies, medical devices, video, additive fabrication (3D printing), internet-based technologies, Internet of Things (IoT) and electrical technology areas.

Ed greatly enjoys working with start-ups and assisting them with their IP strategy as they navigate the road from funding all the way to acquisition. He regularly presents to start-up, software industry, and investor groups on patents, software patent eligibility and open source issues.

Ed is based in Boston, but also supports clients from the firm's New York office. Before joining Wolf Greenfield, he was as a partner at Lando & Anastasi and previously served as a managing partner there.


  • Represented numerous software companies in early stages in developing effective patent strategies, with a long track record of supporting funding, growth and acquisitions.
  • Regularly assists clients in handling difficult software and subject matter eligibility cases involving “Alice” rejections.
  • Represented a small open source software client and developed strategic use of IP during their quick growth to their present-day “unicorn” status.
  • Represented a small startup in developing their software licensing strategy and negotiated licenses of their technology to industry leaders.
  • Represented multiple companies in contesting patents of others and advised on the strategic use of reexamination with litigation.
  • Developed and implemented mass patent filing strategies for large sophisticated clients.
  • Regularly performs due diligence investigations on behalf of investors for high-value investments.
  • Member, Licensing Executive Society
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
Ed has been repeatedly named one of New England’s “Rising Stars” in the field of intellectual property.
  • Speaker at the 2017 Open Source Strategy Forum in NYC on "Protecting Freedom: Patents & Open Source Strategy"
  • Speaker at the 2016 SBIR New England Regional Summit on "IP 101"

Recent News & Events

August 7, 2018

Wolf Greenfield Recognized as Top IP Law Firm with High Rankings for Patent Prosecution, Litigation and Transactions

June 15, 2018

IAM Patent 1000 Ranks 10 Wolf Greenfield Attorneys, More Than Any Other Firm in Boston

November 15, 2016 - November 16, 2016

Wolf Greenfield to Speak at Comparative Patent Practice Conference

November 1, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM ET

Join Us for An Evening of Art, Science and IP

January 11, 2016

Wolf Greenfield Welcomes Shareholders Edward Russavage and Matthew Grady