Ed Caja

Edward F. Caja


Direct:  216.619.7871
Fax:  216.916.2460


Focus Areas


  • Cleveland State University – Marshall College of Law, (J.D., 2013)
  • Northern Illinois University (M.B.A., 1997)
  • Case Western Reserve University (B.S. Engineering, 1987)

Licensed to Practice

  • Ohio
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office


Edward joined Walter | Haverfield as an associate in 2016. Prior to joining Walter | Haverfield, he developed a well-rounded aptitude for innovation counseling with experience in various legal, business, and technical management positions across many organizational roles, from original engineering design and research, extensive project and program management, and business unit leadership, to patent application preparation and prosecution. Recent legal experience includes litigation assistance involving patents, trade secrets, business torts, and unfair competition in numerous art fields. Patent prosecution experience includes U.S. and international application in multiple technology areas such as fluid systems, optics, mechanical, electro-mechanical, RFID-based data systems, computing devices, computer and telecom systems, and business methods.

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  • Prepares and prosecutes utility patent applications for high-profile domestic and international clients.
  • Prepares patentability, non-infringement analysis and freedom to operate reports.
  • Performs patent searches relating to patent availability and patent infringement.
  • Performs patent portfolio management including domestic and foreign patent applications, communicating with foreign associates.
  • Performs complex multi-year multi-publication copyright projects, domain maintenance and web-based enforcement projects.
  • Contributes to data privacy/security/breach notification matters.
  • Provides both buyer and seller side IP asset investigations for business transactions.


  • Panel Discussion on the Basics of IP. The CMBA’s VLA Bootcamp 2020: Part II, December 3, 2020
  • Protecting your Creativity. The CMBA’s Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and in Education, September 17, 2020



  • Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association (CIPLA)
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA)
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Legal Innovators
  • Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA)



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