Based in San Jose, California, the Law Offices of Edward R. Hearn focuses on intellectual property and business matters related to creative artists and media-based companies. Our firm provides comprehensive legal counsel to entertainment, internet, and computer software businesses all over the world, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, Japan, and Korea. Please see our practice areas overview for more information regarding the full spectrum of our professional services.

For over 40 years , firm principal Edward (Ned) R. Hearn has assisted clients with the unique business and legal issues involving the intersection of content, media, and technology, including entertainment, internet, copyright, trademark, business start-ups and development, and the use of intellectual property (IP) in all forms of media. Prior to starting his own practice, Ned gained significant experience working for both East Coast (Cleary Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton) and West Coast (Fenwick & West) law firms, becoming well versed in business matters, including corporate governance, structured finance, mergers and acquisitions, and complex litigation, while simultaneously refining and advancing his expertise in the area of IP law. With decades of high-level experience and first-hand knowledge of running a business, Ned is able to offer his clients knowledge, resources, and sound advice, enabling them to make informed decisions and take the right steps toward reaching their goals.

If you are an artist, a business, or both, establishing ownership of your intellectual property assets is essential, not only to protect your work but also to maximize your financial potential. Whether beginning a new project, expanding, or facing an IP-related obstacle, we partner with our clients in order to achieve legal solutions that are as creative and forward thinking as the people and industries that we represent. Please contact the Law Offices of Edward R. Hearn for more information about procuring and safeguarding valuable intellectual property rights.