Eric represents clients in the cosmetics, software, semiconductor, and machine tool and equipment industries in litigation matters, with a focus on patent litigation and hybrid cases involving both patents and trademarks. Clients benefit from Eric’s command of the law and strategic vision, such as streamlining the discovery process and narrowing the case to key decisive issues. For patent cases, Eric immerses himself in the technology and translates it to themes intended to be easily understood by the court and jury. For trademark matters, Eric has particularized experience dealing with business divorces and trademark ownership disputes.
Eric primarily handles cases at the U.S. International Trade Commission in Section 337 investigations, and federal courts around the country, including in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, District of Delaware, Western District of Texas, and Central and Southern Districts of California. Eric also assists with matters at the patent and trademark office, such as patent inter partes reviews.
Eric also counsels clients on a range of non-litigation matters, such as trademark and copyright clearance and procurement, due diligence of IP for corporate transactions, licensing of IP, and other commercial contracts. Eric’s knowledge for how issues may be resolved during litigation help him devise strategies trying to avoid potential pitfalls and to keep clients out of the court room.
Eric has an active pro bono practice, handling litigation matters defending the constitutional rights of individuals in need.
During law school, Eric worked full time as a litigation paralegal and then law clerk at another esteemed IP litigation firm. Eric was a senior editor for the Rutgers University Law Review and received many other awards and honors in recognition of his academic achievements. Prior to law school, Eric worked as a paralegal at a boutique commercial firm, handling both litigation and transactional matters focused on franchising and commercial real estate.