Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law
Ed Schlatter
My clients trust me because they know that I will get them the results they need to achieve their goals.

Ed Schlatter


At a Glance

  • J.D. University of Michigan Law School
  • B.S. Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Profile 

Chair of the firm’s Mechanical Engineering Group, Ed Schlatter advises on developing and executing worldwide patent and trademark protection strategies for a wide array of clients, including emerging companies and major multi-national corporations and popular brands. A substantial portion of Ed’s practice is also focused on clearance matters, pre-litigation patent and trademark assertion and defense, and licensing and strategic counseling regarding on-going litigation. In addition, Ed offers significant experience in Inter Partes Review, Ex Parte Patent Reexamination and Trademark Opposition and Cancellation proceedings.

Ed’s technological experience is as diverse as the clients he serves, ranging from automotive products, bicycles, golf equipment, oil drilling and intervention equipment, Internet applications and medical devices, to a wide array of consumer, industrial equipment and building products. He also represents restaurants and medical device, consumer product and internet service companies in connection with goods and services, including the protection of their trademarks and other intellectual property assets.

A leader by example and a person that is as passionate about his clients’ inventions and creativity as they are, Ed takes pride in creating and defending strategic IP assets. Over more than three decades of practice, Ed has succeeded time and again because he offers not only the experience, intelligence and business acuity needed to exercise the right judgment, but also has his client’s best interest at heart. Patient, a clear communicator and active listener, Ed knows how to negotiate a solution that will secure his client’s protection and allow them to realize their business objectives.



  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D. 1985)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (B.S. Industrial Engineering 1982), Graduated with highest honors, Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society, Alpha Pi Mu Honorary Society, Phi Eta Sigma Honorary Society
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