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Edward J. (“Ed”) Radlo


Radlo & Su

Edward J. (“Ed”) Radlo is a partner at the Silicon Valley IP law firm Radlo & Su.  He was previously a partner at Fenwick & West LLP and Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP.  His practice encompasses all aspects of patent law, plus export control, trademarks, and government contracts.

Ed received a degree in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a law degree from Harvard Law School.  He started his legal career as a Law Clerk on the Supreme Court of Rhode Island.  He was an in-house patent attorney for Honeywell Information Systems, Varian Associates, and Ford Aerospace Corporation before entering private practice.

Ed works primarily in the technologies of software, communications systems, artificial intelligence, and cryptography.  He successfully represented MIT in the patent litigation over the RSA patent, the basic patent in public key cryptography.

In his spare time, Ed is active in amateur radio, particularly in amateur radio contests.  He has operated in international radio contests from locations outside the United States on ten occasions, placing as high as third in the world as a single operator using the CW (Morse Code) mode of communication.

Recent Articles by Edward J. (“Ed”) Radlo

Export Control Issues in U.S. Patent Prosecution

Under U.S. law, filing a patent application in a country other than the United States is considered to be an “export” of the invention that is described in the patent application. Therefore, the export control laws of the United States apply to patent prosecution. All U.S. patent applications except for plant applications are screened for possible national security concerns by the Licensing & Review branch of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), which determines whether foreign filing will be permitted and whether the patent application must be placed under a secrecy order. 35 U.S.C. 181-186; 37 CFR Part 5.