Eric J. Lobenfeld
Eric Lobenfeld's philosophy is to prepare each case as if it is going to trial. That puts the client in the strongest position to resolve the case, whether through settlement or through litigation to judgment.
Eric's work focuses on technology and life science intellectual property disputes. He has more than three decades of experience as a first-chair trial lawyer in patent, trademark, copyright, antitrust, unfair competition, and complex commercial cases. These include jury and non-jury trials in state and federal courts throughout the United States, as well as arbitrations and arguments in numerous state and federal appeals. He also handles post-grant review proceedings in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and has participated in Markman claim construction proceedings for more than 50 patents.
Eric represents companies in many industries, including computer hardware and software, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, bar code scanners and Radio Frequency Identification technology, Automated Teller Machines and web-enabled kiosks, semiconductor technology, television and motion picture technology, home and industrial lighting, and consumer electronics.
Eric is a regular panelist in the Practising Law Institute's annual two-day patent litigation program, where he has presented on expert issues and damages issues. He has also given a demonstration of a closing argument in a patent jury trial.
"[A] general litigator who has done extremely well in patents, he is nimble on his feet and strong, strategically."
Leading a Joint Defense Group composed of the major suppliers and customers of RFID equipment, challenging Round Rock's portfolio of RFID patents.
Representing a leading Japanese pharmaceutical firm in multiple Hatch-Waxman patent infringement cases.
Won summary judgment for Sprint in patent infringement litigation involving methods and apparatus concerning cellular networks.
Won summary judgment of non-infringement for NCR and its customers in infringement litigation concerning ATM machines with Internet access.
Representing Depomed in litigation against Endo Pharmaceuticals concerning delayed release formulation patents and in Inter Partes Review proceedings.
Representing iGuzzini Lighting in litigation by Philips on patents covering LED technology.
Coordinating with our partners in Japan, the UK, and Europe in a number of cross-border patent disputes.
Successfully representing Heidi Klum in two copyright infringement actions concerning the hit television reality series "Project Runway."
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