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Irving Melvin Freedman, American lawyer. Bar: United States Patent and Trademark Office 1957, Massachusetts 1958, District of Columbia 1962, United States Court Appeals (federal circuit) 1962, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1964, North Carolina 1988.


Freedman, Irving Melvin was born on August 18, 1928. Son of Max and Celia (Cooperstock) Freedman.


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Northeastern University, 1954. Juris Doctor with honours, George Washington University, District of Columbia, 1958.


Engineering trainee General Electric, Lynn, Massachusetts, 1953-1955. Patent attorney trainee General Electric Patent Operation, Washington, 1955-1956. Patent atty General Electric Instruments, Lynn, Massachusetts, 1958-1962.

Patent counsel General Electric Electrical Aerospace, Utica, New York, 1962-1981, General Electric Semiconductor, Research Triangle, North Carolina, 1981-1984. Intellectual property counsel General Electric Industrial Electronics, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1984-1988. Intellectual property lawyer private practice, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, since 1988.

Consultant, patent prosecution General Electric Medical Florence, South Carolina, since 1992. Expert witness, consultant, various law firms, North Carolina, since 1996.


With United States Coast Guard, 1946-1949. Member American Intellectual Property Law Association (life), Carolina Intellectual Property Law Association, Licensing Executives Society (varous committees since 1964).


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Married Daryl Nadine Siegel, July 6, 1952. Children: Debbie, Wendy.