Rory E. Foster, Partner


Rory E. Foster is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group, focusing on patent prosecution, litigation, intellectual property licensing, transactional due diligence, and other intellectual property issues.

Mr. Foster's experience includes the prosecution of patent applications in a variety of technology classes; the preparation of infringement, invalidity, and freedom-to-operate opinions; and the licensing of rights in patents, software, and other intellectual property. Mr. Foster has provided intellectual property due diligence for various stock and asset purchase transactions, including the merger of multi-national Fortune 500® manufacturers, and has both drafted and negotiated intellectual property provisions for the associated agreements. He has also counseled clients regarding government rights in inventions and data, including government rights under SBIR and other grant programs.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Harvard Law School (J.D., 2010)
    • Tenant Advocacy Project (Advocate, Intake Director, and Board Member)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S., 2004)
    • Major: Mechanical Engineering
    • Sigma Chi Fraternity (President)
    • Derby Days Inter-Collegiate Charity (Organizer)

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin
  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2011
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2011