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About Edward Yonter

With a background in intellectual property law, Edward Yonter served as in-house counsel with Nalco Company and later with Ecolab in Naperville, Illinois, from 2006 to early 2015. In this role, he drafted and negotiated a variety of agreements spanning confidentiality, licensing, and sponsored research. Edward Yonter coordinated efforts of large teams that included outside counsel and managed a patent docket that typically encompassed 25 or more new filings each year and hundreds of applications pending with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and other patent offices globally. He played an integral role in combining R&D protocol for teams comprising three merged multinational companies, with an emphasis on ensuring the proper harvesting and monetization of intellectual property.

Mr. Yonter completed his graduate degree in engineering at Rice University and gained experience in the late 1990s as laboratory director with Kelly Scientific Resources in Houston. He also undertook research on topics such as chemistry, chemical engineering, petroleum applications, proteomics, and tissue engineering in addition to coauthoring articles in his area of focus. Edward Yonter actively engages in pro bono services in his community and supports the Cancer Survivors’ Fund, which provides scholarships to young cancer survivors and prosthetic limbs to young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Work experience

May 1993Jul 2003


Summary of Science & Technical Experience (not employer)
Mar 2000Mar 2001


Valhalla, the Graduate Student Lounge at Rice University
May 1993May 1995

Undergraduate Research Assistant

University of Houston


Sep 1997Jan 2001

Master of Science

Rice University
Jan 1993May 1995

Bachelor of Science

University of Houston