Edward G. Black

Partner

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  • JD, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, 1989
  • BA, with Honors, Brown University, 1986

Qualifications

  • Massachusetts, 1997
  • California, 1990
  • Honorable D. Lowell Jensen, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Past Co-chair, Intellectual Property Committee of Boston Bar Association
  • National Law Journal's – “Intellectual Property Trailblazers” (2017) 
  • IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists (2014-2017)
  • World IP Review Leaders (2017)
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2013-2018)
  • Managing IP – “IP Star” (2013-2014, 2018)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2011-2017)
  • IAM Patent 1000 – The World's Leading Patent Practitioners (2012-2016)
  • Legal 500 (2013-2017)
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2013-2016)

Edward G. Black

Partner

Ed Black is co-head of Ropes & Gray's technology, media & telecommunications practice group. He is a corporate and intellectual property attorney who represents companies operating in the fields of technology, media, financial services, investment management, and consumer branded products in both the management of strategic intangible assets, and transactions related to intangible assets. These transactions include mergers, acquisitions, asset transactions, joint ventures and alliances, collaborations, licensing and other arrangements. Ed's clients include hedge funds, technology companies, branded product companies, health care management organizations, financial services companies, media organizations and private equity investors. Ed remains active with many trade and professional associations where he is a frequent speaker on intellectual property, media, technology, and the operation of businesses utilizing intangible assets and proprietary rights.

Publications

Presentations

  • Speaker, “Protecting the Crown Jewels: IP Assets in Distressed Transactions,” CenterForce Boston IP Strategy Summit (November 15, 2017)
  • Speaker, “IP Global Strategy,” Luxury Brand Partners (November 14, 2017)
  • Speaker, “Outsider Trading: The Liability Risks of Scraping, Bots and Other Automated Research Tools,” Ropes & Gray Webinar (September 25, 2017)
  • Speaker, “Strategizing IP Ownership for the C-Suite –Tax Speak for IP Professionals,” Association of Corporate Counsel – Bay Area Chapter (March 4-5, 2016)
  • Moderator, “Assessing and Managing Trademark Value,” WTR Managing the Trademark Asset Lifecycle Conference (October 29, 2015)
  • Panelist and Panel Moderator, “IP Securitization: Best Practices today” IP Finance 2015 Conference (May 14, 2015)
  • Speaker, “Shared Patent Rights: Lessons From the Front Line – Innovative Ways for Companies to Defend or Support the Commercialization of Products Using Shared Patent Rights,” Association of Corporate Counsel – Bay Area Chapter (March 17-18, 2015)