Erik brings a wealth of knowledge to Husch Blackwell’s Healthcare, Life Sciences & Education team. Furthermore, he has been praised for parlaying his scientific insight and information into valuable legal protection for his clients.
After receiving his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and mathematics, Erik conducted experiments that used X-rays from synchrotron radiation sources to study liquid surfaces to earn his doctorate in physical chemistry at the University of Chicago. During that time, he also co-authored four articles — two on the transverse structure of Langmuir monolayers and two on the transverse structure of liquid metal surfaces.
As a patent attorney, Erik focuses on intellectual property law, concentrating on the litigation, prosecution and licensing of patents. His work includes pharmaceutical/generic drug patent litigation, software patents and complex multipatent infringement actions.
His deep knowledge spans many technical areas in and out of healthcare, including medical diagnostic equipment, bioinformatics, pharmaceuticals, lung surfactants, polymer formulations, mechanical inventions, automotive coatings, software, nanotechnology and analytical chemistry technology, as well as other areas of chemistry and physics. Specifically, his broad patent practice has included: