Over the course of his career, Erik has gained experience in all aspects of the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Erik brings a hands-on, business-oriented approach to providing legal counsel to his clients. He provides clients with practical legal advice across the entire spectrum of intellectual property areas, including strategic intellectual property portfolio development, patent and trademark prosecution, technology licensing, intellectual property due diligence in corporate transactions, and intellectual property litigation support.
Erik has a broad-based practice focusing on counseling companies and investors in protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights for startups, as well as private and public companies. Representative technology areas include medical devices and systems; semiconductor manufacturing systems; MEMS device technology; biological detection platforms; renewable energy systems; defense and aerospace systems, financial services; signal detection; control systems and industrial manufacturing systems. Before joining Pierce Atwood, Erik was associated with two large general practice law firms.