Eric J. Fues, the firm’s chemical and metallurgical practice group leader, represents clients in domestic and international technology disputes, including patent and trade secret litigation at trial and appellate levels. He has been involved in more than 50 district court matters and U.S. International Trade Commission investigations. Eric’s practice also includes client counseling.
Eric has broad experience in all aspects of litigation, including examining witnesses at trial; taking and defending depositions; and arguing matters in court. While his cases have involved a wide array of technologies, Eric has primarily focused on the fields of specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, LEDs, digital imaging, and vehicle navigation systems. He previously worked as a semiconductor engineer at Texas Instruments.
In addition to his litigation practice, Eric advises clients regarding patent licensing issues, pre-litigation due diligence, and patent enforcement strategies. He has been recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. for trade secrets work, and by Intellectual Asset Management as a leading patent litigator in the D.C. area and for his ITC practice. Eric previously served as president of the ITC Trial Lawyers Association.
- Loyola University of Chicago School of Law J.D., 1994
- Northwestern University M.B.A., Finance, Marketing, 1989
- Northwestern University B.S., Chemical Engineering, 1984
- District of Columbia
- New York
- U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
- U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- Supreme Court of the United States
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Professional Activities :
- Federal Circuit Bar Association
- International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association (president of Executive Committee, 2012-2013; various officer positions, 2002-2012)
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- District of Columbia Bar Association
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