Edward Machado

“I have an appreciation for what life is like inside the corporate world that helps me work with inventors and other in-house personnel. I’ve been on their side of the table.”

Ed Machado brings significant industry experience to his work securing patent protection for client innovations. An outstanding communicator and consummate draftsperson, Ed has shepherded hundreds of patent applications from drafting, through office actions and examiner interviews, to issuance.

A former research and development engineer at both Zenith Electronics Corp. and Motorola Corp. (now Motorola Mobility Corp.) who also worked on in-house patent licensing teams, Ed has a deep understanding of the practical issues and concerns his clients face.  He is constantly looking ahead to plan effective offensive and defensive patent strategies for the long-term.

Ed has prosecuted patents in diverse industries including manufacturing, electrical circuitry and consumer electronics, appliances, software, medical devices and energy. He has particular knowledge of complex technologies such as GSM, UMTS and WCDMA communication systems; semiconductor fabrication processes; power, timer, and network circuits; and connectors, to name a few.

As an engineer at Zenith and Motorola, Ed developed various television related circuits, including power supply circuits, CRT power circuits, analog and digital video processing circuits, and various ASICs targeting HDTV. He also developed both hardware and software for various mobile phones including Motorola’s first GPRS and UMTS mobile phones.

Practice Groups
  • J.D., with honors,
    Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2007
  • M.S., B.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,
    University of Illinois at Chicago, 1996
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Technical Background
  • Analog Electronics
  • Automation
  • Control Systems and Automation
  • Digital Electronics
  • Hardware
  • Semiconductors
  • Signal Processing
  • Software
Experience | Overview

Ed has handled patent applications related to

  • Automotive computer circuitry

  • Battery monitoring

  • Web site advertising and sales

  • Online search queries

  • Petroleum equipment and exploration

  • Heart defibrillators

  • Hematology analyzers and medical diagnostic equipment

  • Paper-based food dispensers

  • Kitchen equipment

  • Railroad components

  • Business methods

Experience | Legal
McAndrews Held & Malloy, Chicago, Illinois
Patent Agent, July 2006-November 2006
Experience | Non-Legal

Motorola Corp., Libertyville, Illinois
Principal Member of Technical Staff

Zenith Electronics Corp., Glenview, Illinois
Design Engineer

Experience | Clerkships & Internships
Illinois Appellate Court, Judicial Extern, Justice Margaret O'Mara Frossard, May 2006-July 2006
  • Eta Kappa Nu Computer and Electrical Engineering Honors Society