Phone: 408-610-4563

Eric is a registered patent attorney who prepares and prosecutes domestic and foreign patent applications. Prior to joining our firm, Eric worked for two other boutique intellectual property firms in Silicon Valley. He has also worked as a software developer for a major university, where he developed web-based applications to assist the university’s efforts to protect and commercialize faculty research and discoveries.

Computers and computing technologies have long been Eric’s passion. As a patent attorney, he draws on his extensive knowledge of a wide range of software applications, acquired from years of experience working closely with Silicon Valley innovators. He has prosecuted numerous patent applications with the U.S. Patent Office, and he has worked closely with local counsel in Canada, Australia, Japan, China, and several European countries to assist them in prosecuting foreign patent applications.

While working for the Office of Technology Commercialization at The University of Texas at Austin, Eric developed software applications to facilitate the department’s efforts to protect and commercialize the university’s intellectual property. The software applications he developed streamlined the department’s processes for tracking the prosecution of patent applications, tracking technology licensing efforts, and presenting technologies available for licensing on the web.

Eric graduated cum laude from the University of Houston Law Center, where he was an officer of the Intellectual Property Students Association and worked on the Houston Journal of International Law. During his legal studies, Eric received the Houston Intellectual Property Law Association Scholarship, which is awarded based on academic achievement and work experience.

Outside of work, Eric enjoys playing golf, playing tennis, and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Technology Competencies:

  • Software
  • Internet-based applications
  • E-commerce
  • Databases
  • Networking equipment
  • Search engines
  • Mobile applications
  • Digital video recorders
  • Sound reproduction technology
  • Imaging and printing devices
  • Data analysis platforms
  • Computer display technology

Bar Admissions/Registrations:

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • California

Law School:

  • University of Houston Law Center

Undergraduate / Graduate Education:

  • B.S., Computer Sciences; The University of Texas at Austin