Erik’s practice focuses on providing clients, primarily in the trademarks, copyrights and computer arts, with litigation, licensing and counseling services.
He regularly advises on patent, copyright, trademark, trade dress and trade secret litigation before federal courts, state courts, the International Trade Commission, and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Erik also regularly prosecutes copyrights and trademarks, as well as software patents.
He regularly prepares infringement and invalidity analyses and has participated in various stages of litigation, including discovery, depositions, motions practice, and oral arguments; he also regularly serves as trial counsel. Erik also practices appellate work, including at the US Supreme Court.
In addition to securing, protecting and enforcing clients’ intellectual property rights, Erik routinely counsels clients on other intellectual property related matters including e-commerce, digital certificate technologies, token-based and biometric authentication, ICANN domain name Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) disputes, digital rights management, web services and end user license agreements (EULA), software licensing, compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), website privacy policies, Consumer Product Safety Commission compliance, Federal Trade Commission compliance, website disclaimers and Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) compliance.
He renders infringement and validity opinions on electronics and software patents in the fields of computer science, telecommunications and Internet-based standards and services as well as conducts patent clearance and invalidity searches.
Early in his career, Erik served as a law clerk in the United States Court of Federal Claims and served in the DC office of United States Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania.
- JD, The George Washington University Law School, with honors, The Public Contract Law Journal, member, Trial Court Board, 2004
- BS, Computer Science, Muhlenberg College, summa cum laude, Dean’s List, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Sigma Tau, Pi Sigma Alpha, Muhlenberg Scholar, Anthony J. Marino Award in Computer Science, 2001
- BA, Political Philosophy, Muhlenberg College, summa cum laude, 2001
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