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Overview

With a background in engineering, Eric assists clients with patent and trademark applications.

Eric originally embarked on a career as an engineer, working first for an engineering consulting firm and then for a process technology company with an emphasis on industrial factory systems. As much as he enjoyed his field, Eric realized he wanted to have more opportunities to regularly interact with new technology. A career as a patent attorney would be a perfect fit, and his intellectual property courses ignited a deep passion for the role patents and trademarks play in promoting innovation and creativity in society.

Today, Eric handles patent prosecution, trademark applications and software agreement work, primarily for technology and manufacturing clients. His years as an engineer mean that he quickly understands the new technologies involved in each patent, and he is used to interpreting schematics and design drawings. He’s also extensively familiar with different factory systems and how best to incorporate performance-enhancing technology in industrial processes. Eric readily understands the world of manufacturers.

Eric is known for thinking outside the box, presenting every possible option and examining every patentable aspect of a technology, helping clients determine where they should seek additional patents. He finds it truly fulfilling to assist clients in protecting their innovations.

Services

Education

  • J.D., University of Kansas School of Law
    • Order of the Coif
    • Kansas Law Review
    • CALI Award: Contracts, Intellectual Property and Patent Practice
    • Student Intellectual Property Law Association, President
  • B.S., Kansas State University
    • magna cum laude
    • Mechanical Engineering

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Outside the Office

Eric likes to stay active and enjoys biking and playing tennis and racquetball.

He’s also a huge sports fan who loves to watch both football and basketball. Eric may be a lifelong Midwesterner, but he roots for the Miami Dolphins.

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