Eric assists attorneys with patent prosecution, interpretation, and analysis, as well as helping clients form strategies around their intellectual property.
Eric has helped clients in several aspects of intellectual property, including drafting patent applications, crafting arguments advocating for patentability in the Patent Office, and assisting in freedom to operate and patentability analysis. He has worked with clients in a variety of areas including electrical, mechanical, and chemical based products and inventions, and has experience regarding technologies that include electrical systems, medical devices, thermal imaging cameras, mechanical clamps, chemical analysis systems, and more. Eric enjoys working with clients to understand their innovative technology and help them protect their intellectual property.
Has assisted in drafting patent applications pertaining to technologies such as thermal imaging cameras, optical sensors and medical devices.
Has crafted successful arguments presented orally and/or in writing to Examiners at the Patent Office resulting in the allowance of previously rejected patent applications.
Assisted in forming an opinion providing a client a view of their freedom to operate and patentability options regarding their developing technology.
Assisted in forming a non-infringement position regarding a client having a competitor’s patent asserted against them, as well as an invalidity analysis of the competitor’s patent.
Analyzed and identified prior art relating to a competitor’s patents being asserted against a client; developed arguments concerning the invalidity of the competitor’s patents included in requests for reexamination of the patents filed with the Patent Office.
What if someone sold you a product and then sued you for patent infringement because you used the product for its intended purpose? The doctrine of patent exhaustion guards against such a situation, and the Federal Circuit recently made an important clarification of that doctrine.