Eric works closely with clients to prepare and prosecute patent applications and help develop their patent portfolio and strategies to maximize their intellectual property protection.
Eric relies on his technical background to work directly with inventors to understand their invention and draft patent applications to thoroughly protect their intellectual property. He enjoys learning about new inventions and understanding the details of the inventions that are important to clients and their business.
Eric’s understanding of clients’ inventions, as well as their broader business strategy, helps him prosecute patents in front of the United States Patent and Trademark Office while maintaining a focus on the scope of protection that meets the clients’ business needs.
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.