Faegre Drinker announced today that Edmond Ahadome has rejoined the firm as counsel in the intellectual property practice group in the Washington, D.C. office. Ahadome returns to the firm from Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP and was formerly with Faegre Baker Daniels from 2015-2016 in the Minneapolis office.
Ahadome vigorously advocates for clients’ patent rights in federal courts, including in U.S. district courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. With a background in biology and engineering, in addition to a well-rounded experience in a variety of complex intellectual property matters, Ahadome helps clients in numerous industries and technologies — such as power management, mobile device technology, circuit design, oil refinery and medical devices — develop winning strategies to further their business objectives.
“Edmond’s significant litigation experience and unique background in engineering positions him well to counsel clients across industries and advise them through their most complex challenges,” said James Steffen, leader of the firm’s intellectual property practice. “We look forward to seeing all the ways he will help our clients continue to innovate and thrive.”
Ahadome handles all stages of patent litigation, from complaint to trial and post-trial. He analyzes patents and prior art, drafts motions, prepares noninfringement and invalidity contentions, manages fact discovery, drafts claim construction and summary judgment briefs, conducts pre-litigation investigations, takes and defends depositions, prepares witnesses for depositions and trial, works with fact and expert witnesses to prepare declarations and expert reports, and prepares presentations for technical tutorials.
A former software engineer at Boston Scientific, Ahadome has an insider’s perspective on the needs and concerns of clients within the medical technology sector and a strong grasp on the products that drive that industry. He has experience designing, developing and testing medical devices. At Boston Scientific, Ahadome also worked directly with physicians and other clinicians to solve complex issues related to monitoring patients remotely.
Ahadome earned his bachelor’s degree from Concordia College, his master’s degree from the University of St. Thomas and his Juris Doctor from University of Minnesota Law School.
With a team approaching 200 professionals, Faegre Drinker’s intellectual property group helps clients identify, protect and leverage the value of assets on a global scale. Guided by in-depth knowledge of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and its counterparts, the firm navigates the prosecution of patents, trademarks and copyrights across of a wide range of industries and scientific disciplines.