Eric has extensive experience litigating intellectual property matters, from pre-suit investigation through trial, in significant venues throughout the United States. He has helped clients resolve disputes related to numerous complex technologies, including IEEE 802.11 (WiFi), IEEE 802.15 (Bluetooth), IEEE 802.16 (WiMAX), DOCSIS, field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), data compression and encoding schemes, fiber optic communications, deep sea drilling and blowout preventers, slot machine bonusing, vehicle telematics, digital advertising, and computer animation. During his legal career, Eric has represented clients ranging from small technology startups to some of the world’s largest multinational telecommunications and technology companies.
Prior to joining Durie Tangri, Eric practiced intellectual property litigation at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan, LLP and McKool Smith PC. Before law school, Eric performed microprocessor design work as an engineer for Compaq Computer Corporation’s Alpha Development Group (formerly Digital Equipment Corporation).
Eric received his J.D. cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering with minors in computer science and mathematics from the University of Illinois College of Engineering.
Outside of work, Eric enjoys exploring the Bay Area with his wife and two sons, playing strategy games, and cooking international cuisine.
* Eric is admitted to the bar in New York. Not admitted to the bar in California.