Edward R. Tempesta
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Associate
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Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
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Edward Tempesta is an associate in the firm's litigation department, focusing on patent litigation. He has experience representing clients in litigations involving various technology areas. After earning his undergraduate degree, Mr. Tempesta worked for Photocircuits Corporation as a process engineer in the field of printed circuit board manufacturing. Mr. Tempesta later worked for both Consolidated Edison of New York and Entergy Nuclear Northeast as a chemist and instructor at a nuclear power plant, where he was responsible for testing and maintenance of plant chemistry, design and implementation of new analytical techniques, and instruction of chemistry department personnel. Representative Matters Successfully tried patent infringement action on behalf of Plaintiff in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California resulting in findings of infringement, validity and enforceability of two patents and a damages award. Successfully defended client in patent litigation relating to flash memory systems. Successfully represented client in litigation involving patent inventorship, trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract claims relating to electronic payment technologies. Publications Co-author, "Patents and Open Source Software: New Issues Raised in the GNU General Public License v3.0" Patent Strategy Management, February 2008; "Recognizing a Problem Is the First Step: Federal Circuit Acknowledges Unsettled Law, but Declines to Clarify Requirement for Induced Patent Infringement" Patent Strategy Management, April 2006
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US District Court for the District of New Jersey

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2006
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State Bar Association of New York

State Bar Association of New York


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2006
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US District Court for the Southern District of New York

US District Court for the Southern District of New York


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2005
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State Bar Association of New Jersey

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Job position:
Associate
Law Firm Name:
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
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Cornell University Law School
Academic degree:
J.D. - Juris Doctor
Dates attended:
... - 2005
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cum laude

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Carnegie Mellon University
Academic degree:
B.S. - Bachelor of Science
Dates attended:
... - 1999
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College Honors
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