Bio

Ed Tulin concentrates his practice on complex litigation and arbitration involving patents, patent licensing disputes, copyrights and trade secrets in the fields of biochemical processes, pharmaceutical products, medical devices, electrical engineering, semiconductors, computer engineering and software, mechanical engineering, environmental engineering and business methods. Mr. Tulin also has extensive experience with IP licensing and diligence matters, including patent portfolio analyses, freedom-to-operate opinions and contract drafting. In addition, Mr. Tulin is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where he has been involved with reexamination, interference and inter partes review proceedings, including multiple PTAB trials.

Mr. Tulin has assisted in numerous matters, including:

  • defending a major U.S. retailer in a trade secret dispute involving e-commerce solutions in the Eastern District of Arkansas;
  • representing a pioneer in the development of virtual reality software in a trade secret and breach of contract dispute in the Northern District of Texas;
  • defending a U.S. manufacturer of mechanically locking laminate flooring products in patent litigation in the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Was part of the trial team in a three-week jury trial and three-day bench trial;
  • defending a global manufacturer of flavors and fragrances in a trade secret misappropriation case involving biochemical spray-dry processes and related mechanical equipment in the District of New Jersey;
  • defending a major U.S. bank in a patent infringement suit involving e-commerce patents in the District of Delaware, which included arguing a summary judgment motion that led to dismissal of the suit;
  • representing a New York medical school in a breach of contract action relating to H1N1 vaccine technology in the New York Supreme Court’s Commercial Division;
  • representing three companies in a patent infringement suit involving high-speed industrial molding machines in the Eastern District of Wisconsin;
  • representing a clean energy startup in Lanham Act and state unfair competition claims arising out of false assertions of patent ownership and royalty rights in the Eastern District of Michigan.

Mr. Tulin also has an extensive pro bono practice, which has included representation of clients seeking asylum and clients seeking Social Security disability benefits, as well as amicus work for the Innocence Project and patent prosecution.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 2006
  • B.S., University of Houston, 2003

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Experience

  • Law Clerk, Hon. Christopher J. Burke, U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware (2011-2012)

Edward L. Tulin

Associate, Intellectual Property Litigation
edward.tulin@skadden.com