Eric Robbins serves as the chair of Ulmer’s Intellectual Property & Technology Group, a sophisticated and diverse team of more than 20 dedicated attorneys who work closely together to help clients intelligently leverage their IP rights and achieve their goals. Recognized by Chambers USA as one of Ohio’s “Leaders in Their Field” in Intellectual Property, clients have described Eric as a “go-to resource for anything related to intellectual property.”
Eric counsels sophisticated clients in a wide range of industries, who trust him to oversee their IP matters involving an array of diverse technologies. This includes several domestic and international manufacturers of consumer goods, textiles, toys, consumer and commercial chemical products, electronic displays, electronic instrumentation, wire and cable products, medical equipment, eyewear, packaging, pneumatic tools, and industrial equipment and processes. Eric also provides counsel to emerging businesses working to develop key technological innovations relating to packaging, tools, sports, hunting, firefighting equipment, ecommerce, internet-of-things (IOT), and other technologies.
His experience overseeing the entire international patent portfolios of several corporate clients provides Eric with a globally-informed perspective toward establishing, preserving, defending, and commercializing proprietary IP rights. Eric’s approach begins with understanding his clients’ objectives and tailoring innovative strategies to meet those goals, with a strong emphasis on delivering desired results and optimum value.
Eric’s years of experience working as an applications engineer in the industrial control industry helps him understand the technical intricacies and business realities of his clients’ technologies. Drawing on this experience, he provides counsel on securement, ownership, licensing, infringement, dispute resolution, and enforcement of patents, trademarks, and copyrights. He also prepares and facilitates ongoing prosecution of patent applications at the USPTO, and has patent litigation experience in federal and International Trade Commission cases.
(B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1996)
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