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Edward F. Behm, Jr.

Partner; Chair, Patent Practice
Primary Office
1500 Market St. 3500E
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Direct(215) 575-7155
Fax(215) 575-7200


Michele DeFinizio
Direct(215) 575-7049

Ted is the Patent Practice Chair and has substantial experience in all aspects of intellectual property practice, including the preparation and prosecution of domestic and foreign patents, trademarks, and copyrights; the litigation of patent, trademark, trade dress, trade secret, copyright, domain name, and contractual matters; and the counseling of clients in intellectual property opinion, transactional, and capitalization and acquisition matters. In addition, he has significant experience in representing clients in reexamination, reissue, and Inter Partes Review proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Ted also counsels both established and start-up companies in all phases of intellectual property-related transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, IP valuations and fundraising strategies.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of a technology company in the development of a patent portfolio and the leveraging of the IP assets into a successful $1.1 billion acquisition of the client.
  • Representation of a SaaS company in the drafting and counseling of software and patent licenses and hosting and cloud computing service agreements and the ultimate acquisition of the company by a large multinational.
  • Representation of a patent licensor before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in the successful denial of an Inter Partes Review Petition. 
  • Representation of an oil drilling equipment manufacturer in the Eastern District of Texas resulting in a favorable client settlement.
  • Representation of a telecommunications fortune 100 company in the drafting and issuance of opinions of counsel successfully used to counter charges of willful infringement.
  • Representation of a children’s furniture manufacturer before the International Trade Commission, resulting in a favorable client settlement just prior to trial.
  • Advising both a large telecommunications company and a large medical device company on best practices and internal controls related to information relevant to the prosecution of company patent applications.
  • Representation of large European conglomerate in the acquisition of renewable energy technologies from the U.S. arm of a large British oil company.
  • Representation of a large regional grocery chain in various intellectual property matters, including the successful settlement of a copyright dispute related to architectural drawings brought in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the dismissal of patent infringement claims related to the use of rewards cards.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Counsel for Philadelphia Fringe Festival
  • Board Member - Jersey Wahoos Swim Club

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Alternate Biographies





  • M.E., Systems Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2017
  • J.D., Rutgers School of Law - Camden, 2002
    • Rutgers Law Journal - State Constitutional Law Editor
    • Dean's List - Fall 2000, Fall 2001
    • Pro Bono Service Award
    • Russell N. Fairbanks Scholarship for Academic Year 2001-2002
    • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Project (VITA)
    • Moot Court: William C. Vis - International Commercial Arbitration
  • B.S., Environmental Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1997
  • B.A., Chemistry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1997

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2002
  • Pennsylvania, 2003
  • District of Columbia, 2013
  • United States District Court District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court District of Columbia
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals Third Circuit
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office