Erik practices intellectual property law, concentrating his practice on the litigation, prosecution and licensing of patents. His expertise spans many technical areas including automotive coatings, Internet business methods, nanotechnology, analytical chemistry technology, medical diagnostic equipment, bioinformatics, pharmaceuticals, lung surfactants, polymer formulations, rocket motors and mechanical inventions, as well as other areas of chemistry and physics, allowing him a broad patent prosecution practice.
Erik’s litigation practice focuses on highly specialized pharmaceutical/generic drug patent litigation, Internet patents and complex multi-patent patent infringement actions. His experience includes two related actions involving 28 automotive patents against two of the world’s largest auto parts makers.
As a counselor, Erik has advised major electronics manufacturers in licensing negotiations with prospective customers and conducted a worldwide transfer of intellectual property rights in connection with merger transactions. He also has rendered intellectual property opinions to diverse industries including chemical companies, electronics manufacturers, automotive industry clients and Internet businesses.
Erik earned his doctorate in physical chemistry at the University of Chicago. His experiments used x-rays from synchrotron radiation sources to study liquid surfaces. During law school, Erik served as a research assistant to Professor Martin Redish in the preparation of jurisdiction chapters of the 3rd Edition of Moore’s Federal Practice.