Edward J. Russavage

Edward J. Russavage

Shareholder | Electrical & Computer Technologies
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  • BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
  • MS, Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, high honors
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, high honors
  • JD, Suffolk University Law School, cum laude  

Key Technologies

  • Network Technologies 
  • Network Protocols
  • Semiconductor Devices & Processes
  • Financial Computer Systems  
  • Advertising Data Sciences 
  • Bioinformatics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Wearable Technologies
  • Medical Devices
  • Additive Fabrication (3D Printing)
  • Internet-Based Technologies
  • Internet Of Things (Iot)

Practice Groups

Admitted to Practice

  • Massachusetts
  • Various federal courts
  • US Patent and Trademark Office


  • New York
  • Boston


Ed Russavage is a highly skilled patent counselor with significant 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 start-ups 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 has significant experience representing emerging companies and regularly counsels 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 works in both Boston and New York. Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, he helped found Lando & Anastasi, where he also served as a managing partner.


  • 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.
  • Reviews and advises clients regarding open-source technology and develops software licenses and strategy.
  • 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 start-up 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
  • Member of Board of Directors, Big Sister Association of Greater Boston


Ed is repeatedly recognized in the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals. He has also been repeatedly named one of New England’s “Rising Stars” in the field of intellectual property. 


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