Edward D. Manzo is a lawyer, author, and educator. He has worked exclusively in IP... more
Edward D. Manzo is a lawyer, author, and educator. He has worked exclusively in IP law since 1975. He has been voted one of the Top 100 lawyers in Illinois by IL Super Lawyers in 2010 and 2011. His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, counseling, and managing patent prosecution. He is currently President of IPLAC (2010-11) and has represented IPLAC in several amicusbriefs. Afte... view profile
People who invent unique products and processes need patent prosecution attorneys to apply for government protection of their inventions. Patent application lawyers are uniquely qualified to file your patents with the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office, as they know what to file to show the unique quality of your invention and can clarify precisely why it differs from other similar patented inventions. The process is complex and a patent prosecution attorney usually has a related technical background. For example, a patent application attorney working on new cancer drugs may have a microbiology degree, or one working on new operating systems may have a computer science degree.