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Eric Lobenfeld is the Co-Head of the U.S. Intellectual Property Practice of Hogan Lovells. Eric has more than 35 years of experience litigating cases involving patent, trademark, copyright, antitrust, unfair competition, and complex commercial issues. He has first-chaired jury and non-jury trials in state and federal courts throughout the United States, conducted arbitrations, and argued in numerous U.S. state and federal appellate courts. He has participated in Markman claim construction proceedings for more than fifty patents.
Eric represents companies in a wide variety of industries, including computer hardware and software, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, bar code scanning, wireless local area networks, electrical components, television broadcasting, motion pictures, publishing, baby toys, and financial services.
Eric is a regular panelist in the Practising Law Institute's annual two-day patent litigation program, where he has given a demonstration of a closing argument in a patent jury trial.
Prior to joining our legal practice, Eric was a partner at several other major law firms and also served as Vice President/Chief Litigation Counsel for Reliance Group Holdings.
- Represented ESPN in patent infringement litigation brought by DDB concerning GameCast recreations of professional sports games on ESPN.com.
- Represented Takeda Pharmaceuticals in Hatch-Waxman patent infringement litigation against Teva concerning the compound for the blockbuster drug Prevacid®. Won a judgment after trial that the patent is valid and infringed. The Judgment was affirmed by the Federal Circuit.
- Representing Takeda in multiple ANDA litigations concerning its oral disintegrating tablet formulation, Prevacid® Solu-Tab.
- Representing Sprint Nextel in patent infringement litigation brought by High Point involving methods and apparatus concerning Sprint's CDMA cellular network.
- Representing Hitachi, Panasonic, Toshiba, and IPS Alpha in patent infringement litigation brought by Anvik concerning methods and apparatus for manufacturing LCD panels.
- Representing 7-Eleven Company and Cardtronics in patent infringement litigation concerning ATM machines with Internet access. Won summary judgment of noninfringement and partial invalidity.
- Represented Standard Microsystems Corporation in patent infringement litigation brought by AFTG and Philip Adams on nine patents concerning circuits within disc controllers.
- Represented Motorola in E.D. TX patent infringement litigation brought by WIAV on two patents relating to mesh radio networks.
- Represented Airbus in separate E.D. TX patent litigations concerning aircraft maintenance software.
- Represented Motorola and two subsidiaries in patent infringement litigation against Aruba Networks, Inc. concerning wireless local area network infrastructure. Obtained a $20 million settlement for Motorola.
- Represented Heidi Klum, Miramax, NBC Universal and The Walt Disney Company in two separate copyright infringement actions concerning the hit television reality series, "Project Runway." Obtained summary judgment of no infringement in one case, and a voluntary dismissal by the plaintiff in the other case.
Hogan Lovells Publications
15 January 2012
"Intellectual Property Newsletter - January 2012." IP Alert, Hogan Lovells
01 June 2012
"Issues Concerning Experts in Patent Litigation." Patent Litigation 2012 Course Handbook, Practising Law Institute
25 October 2011
"IP: A reasonable royalty for patent infringement." InsideCounsel
04 October 2011
"IP: What to expect from the America Invents Act ... and when." Counsel Commentary, InsideCounsel
"Issues Concerning Experts In Patent Litigation.", Patent Litigation 2010 (Practising Law Institute)
"The Intellectual Property-Antitrust Law Interface: Patents and Tying Arrangements." Issues in Competition Law and Policy, ABA Section of Antitrust Law
"How Jurors' Values and Perceptions influence Decisions in Patent Cases.", Patent Litigation 2008 (Practising Law Institute)
11 September 2007
"Intellectual Property Trial Strategies: How Jurors’ Perceptions of Corporate America Affect Their Judgments in Patent Cases." Patent Litigation 2007, PLI
11 September 2006
"Intellectual Property Trial Strategies: How Jurors’ Perceptions of Corporate America Affect Their Judgments in Patent Cases." Patent Litigation 2006, PLI
"Intellectual Property Trial Strategies: How Jurors' Perceptions of Corporate America Affect Their Judgments in Patent Cases.", Patent Litigation 2005 (Practising Law Institute)
26 October 2004
"Intellectual Property Trial Strategies: How Jurors' Perceptions of Corporate America Affect Their Judgments in Patent Cases." Practising Law Institute
"Overview of Damages in Patent Infringement Actions.", Patent Litigation 2003 (Practising Law Institute)
01 January 2003
"Overview of Damages in Patent Infringement Actions." Patent Litigation 2003, PLI