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About Eda

Eda Stark’s practice focuses on complex patent litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants, in the federal district courts. Ms. Stark’s patent litigation work spans a wide variety of technologies including telecommunications, software, and pharmaceuticals.

Ms. Stark’s legal experience encompasses various stages of litigation, from pre-suit investigations through fact discovery, claim construction, and dispositive motions. Ms. Stark also has experience with all phases of patent prosecution and has helped clients varying from small to mid-size companies as well as large non-profit research universities in developing their patent portfolios, guiding licensing and freedom to operate due diligence efforts, and prosecuting patents for their innovations. Finally, Ms. Stark has also participated in inter partes review proceedings.

Prior to entering the legal field, Ms. Stark worked in the life sciences industry for seven years as a scientist for large pharmaceutical companies. Ms. Stark is also the author of several peer-reviewed publications relating to drug discovery. Ms. Stark previously worked as a summer associate with the firm, where she worked on various patent litigation matters. While in law school, Ms. Stark served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Elspeth B. Cypher of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

Selected Publications

Ms. Stark is a contributing author to Fish’s IP Law Essentials.

Watch Where You Launch: Existing Space Laws Complicate Earthly IP Rights,” co-author, Fish IP Law Essentials Blog (October 5, 2020).

Outer Space Treaty & Beyond: Do Existing Space Laws Put an Astronomical Barrier to Private IP Rights in Space?,” co-author, Fish IP Law Essentials Blog (September 4, 2020).

From WarGames to Terms of Service: How the Supreme Court’s Review of Computer Fraud Abuse Act Will Impact Your Trade Secrets,” co-author, Fish Litigation Blog (August 6, 2020).

INSIGHT: SCOTUS Decision on Computer Fraud Act Could Impact Trade Secrets,” co-author, Bloomberg Law (July 7, 2020).

Mentioned in “Fish & Richardson Pro Bono Attorneys Assist in Successful Appeal of Permit For Enbridge Unit Pipeline Facility,” Fish & Richardson News (June 11, 2020).

Mentioned in “1st Circ. Nixes Permit For Enbridge Unit Pipeline Facility,” Law360 (June 4, 2020).

Mentioned in “Fish & Richardson Helps ACLU of Massachusetts Win Pro Bono Lawsuit Challenging Unlawful “Return to Mexico” Policy for Asylum-Seekers,” Fish & Richardson News (May 18, 2020).

They Came From Earth – IP Rights in Outer Space,” co-author, Fish IP Law Essentials Blog (May 15, 2020).

Mentioned in “Arrested Asylum-Seekers Can Return To US From Mexico,” Law360 (May 15, 2020).

Massachusetts Patent Litigation Wrap-Up – June 2019,” Fish Litigation Blog (September 2019).

Thorn, C.A., Moon, J., Bourbonais, C.A., Harms, J., Edgerton, J.R., Stark, E., Steyn, S.J., Butler, C.R., Lazzaro, J.T., O’Connor, R.E., Popiolek, M. “Striatal, hippocampal and cortical networks are differentially responsive to the M4- and M1-muscarinic acetylcholine receptor mediated effects of xanomeline.” ACS Chem Neurosci., 2018. doi: 10.1021/acschemneuro.8b00625

Popiolek, M., Mandelblat-Cerf, Y., Young, D., Garst-Orozco, J., Lotarski, S.M., Stark, E., Kramer, M., Butler, C.R., Kozak, R. “In vivo modulation of hippocampal excitability by M4 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor activator: implications for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenic patients.” ACS Chem Neurosci., 2018. doi: 10.1021/acschemneuro.8b00496. [Epub ahead of print]

Thorn, C., Popiolek, M., Stark, E., Edgerton, J. “Effects of M1 and M4 activation on excitatory synaptic transmission in CA1.” Hippocampus, 2017, 1-17. doi: 10.1002/hipo.22732.

Everaerts, W., Zhen, X., Ghosh,  D., Vriens, J., Gevaert, T., Gilbert, J.P., Hayward, N., McNamara, C.R., Xue, F., Moran, M.M., Strassmaier, T., Uykal, E., Owsianik, G., Vennekens, R., De Ridder, D., Nilius, B., Fanger, C.M., Voets, T. “Inhibition of the cation channel TRPV4 improves bladder function in mice and rats with cyclophosphamide-induced cystitis.” Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 2010, 107, 19084–19089. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1005333107

Uykal, E.; Edgerton, J.; “Effects of M1 and M4 muscarinic receptor activators on rat hippocampal neuron activity.” Presented at Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL, October 2015.


Focus Areas

J.D., Suffolk University Law School (2018)

B.A., Neuroscience, Smith College (2008)

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  • English
  • Turkish
Memberships & Affiliations

Boston Bar Association (2014-Present)

Society for Neuroscience (2003-2016)

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