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Ira C. Edell
Ira Edell is a founding Member of Edell, Shapiro & Finnan. He counsels clients in matters pertaining to patent and trademark law, and prepares and prosecutes patent and trademark applications before the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office. He has extensive patent prosecution experience in the fields of fluidics, polymer filament spinning, electro-mechanical systems, audio signal processing and traction cleats for athletic shoes.
Ira was a U. S. Patent Examiner from 1964 – 1966, working in the arts of miscellaneous semiconductor circuitry and electronic musical instruments. After leaving the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office he was an associate with the firm of Hurvitz & Rose, a partner in the firm of Rose & Edell, a solo practitioner, and a partner in the firm Epstein & Edell which was the forerunner of Edell, Shapiro & Finnan.
From 1958 to 1963, before starting law school, Ira worked as an electrical engineer on analog missile guidance and digital missile tracking systems.
Ira received a B.S.E.E. degree in 1958 from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (now The Polytechnic Institute of New York University), and a J.D in 1967 from The George Washington University Law School. He is a member of the bars of Maryland and the District of Columbia, and is registered to practice before the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office.