Eric’s background as an accomplished computer hardware and software design engineer makes him uniquely qualified to assist his clients in dealing with their intellectual property challenges. His practice is concentrated in strategic counseling, licensing and patent procurement in the computer, electronics, semiconductor, communications, software and Internet fields. He has extensive experience in developing strategies for protecting client technologies, preparing non-infringement opinions, conducting IP due diligence and counseling clients in matters relative to strategic IP portfolio management. He also has litigation experience in a number of complex intellectual property litigation cases. He is a former equity shareholder and former member of the board of directors of a major Salt Lake City-based IP law firm.
His practice involves a wide range of intellectual property matters, including the acquisition and enforcement of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret rights, computer and multimedia law, and administrative actions before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Copyright Office. He also has extensive experience in the preparation of legal opinions on complex patent validity, infringement and enforcement questions on computer, communications and electronics patents. He has also been responsible for various due diligence and clearance investigations relating to new product releases and the transfer of intellectual property assets.
In law school, Eric served as an Intern to the Honorable I. Daniel Stewart, Associate Chief Justice of the Utah Supreme Court. He was a William H. Leary Scholar and a Semifinalist in the Traynor Moot Court Appellate Advocacy Competition. He also was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award in Intellectual Property Law.