Eric Williams

Of Counsel, Registered U.S. Patent Attorney
Denver, CO, EIP US LLP

Eric is a registered patent attorney with sixteen years of experience working in the patent field. Eric focuses his practice primarily on patent procurement, due diligence, opinion work, counseling and portfolio management.

Eric assists clients in obtaining and maximizing the value of patent portfolios. He utilizes the knowledge he acquired working at the Patent Office to help clients obtain broad and valuable patent protection in a timely and cost-efficient manner.

Eric has drafted and prosecuted numerous domestic, foreign and international (PCT) applications in a wide variety of technology spaces including biomedical, mechanical, electrical, electro-mechanical, and computer related arts including technologies such as stents, endoscopes, wound closure devices, dialysis systems, medical imaging systems, reconstitution devices, catheters, infusion pumps, orthopedic braces, medical diagnostic systems, medical monitoring systems, water pumps and systems, packaging devices, deep brain stimulation systems, algae harvesting systems, sensors, windmills, temperature control systems, artificial turf systems, gaming systems, consumer appliances, electronic display devices, and sporting equipment.

Eric has experience analyzing competitors’ technologies and patent filings for potential strategic licensing or acquisition opportunities. He has performed numerous freedom to operate and clearance projects and provided invalidity, non-infringement and design around advice and opinions.

Eric also has experience with U.S. and European Patent Office (EPO) post-grant proceedings including EPO oppositions at the Opposition Division and Appeals Board, where he has attended and managed oral proceedings.

Published articles

  • November 2006
    Intellectual Property and Technology Forum, Remembering the Public’s Interest in the Patent System, A Post-Grant Opposition Designed to Benefit the Public

Specialities

  • Mechanical inventions
  • Medical devices
  • Electro-mechanical

Education and qualifications

Registered U.S. Patent Attorney, 2005

  • 2006
    J.D., with honors, Chicago-Kent College of Law, IIT
  • 2001
    B.S., with honors, Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University

Career history

  • 2018 — present
    Patent Attorney, EIP
  • 2016 — 2018
    Patent Attorney, Quarles & Brady
  • 2006 — 2016
    Patent Attorney, K&L Gates
  • 2001 — 2004
    Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office