Eric’s practice focuses on appeals, intellectual property litigation, and antitrust litigation. He primarily represents technology companies in the consumer electronics, software, aerospace, and biotechnology industries.
Eric has successfully argued cases before the 9th Circuit and Arizona Court of Appeals. The New York Times recently featured Eric’s research on appellate jurisdiction in the D.C. Circuit, where he clerked for Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg.
His intellectual property practice includes patent litigation, copyright litigation, trade secrets, and trademarks. Eric is a registered Patent Attorney and is the only antitrust lawyer named on the 2014 Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.
Eric has a degree in Physics from Pomona College and a J.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. His educational background gives him a unique perspective on patent and antitrust law, which he uses to understand clients’ products and businesses, as well as the legal landscapes they face. As a result of having degrees in science, law, and business, he is as comfortable with technical details and financial data as he is with statutes and regulations.
He has published widely in these areas, including at SCOTUSblog and in the University of Chicago Law Review, Stanford Technology Law Review, Cornell Journal of Law & Public Policy, and the Journal of Technology Law & Policy.
Before joining Osborn Maledon, Eric served as the Executive Director for Research at the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based nonpartisan research organization dedicated to improving the regulation of financial markets.
Southwest Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Antitrust Litigation, 2013-2014
Arizona Appellate Handbook Committee, 2014-present
Phoenix-Taipei Sister Cities Committee, 2013-present
The Jurisdiction of the D.C. Circuit, 23 Cornell J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 131 (2013) (lead author)
The Role of Economic Analysis in Competition Law (with Douglas H. Ginsburg), in Intellectual Property, Competition Law, and Economics in Asia (Ian McEwin ed., 2011) (book chapter)
Opinion Analysis: Court Restricts Use of FOIA in FCA Cases, SCOTUSblog (2011)
Argument Recap: Court Wrestles with the Definition of “Report,” SCOTUSblog (2011)
Argument Preview: Can Information from a FOIA Disclosure Support an Individual’s False Claims Act Suit?, SCOTUSblog (2011)
Antitrust and the Google Books Settlement: The Problem of Simultaneity, 2010 Stan. Tech. L. Rev. 4
A Postmortem Look at Citywide WiFi, 14 No. 2 J. Internet L. 1 (2010)
The Failure of Public WiFi, 14 J. Tech. L. & Pol'y 161 (2009)
Reducing Fraud against the Government: Using FOIA Disclosures in Qui Tam Litigation, 75 U. Chi. L. Rev. 497 (2008). Reprinted in 49 False Claims Act & Qui Tam Q. Rev. 159 (2008)
- US Airways–American Airlines Merger: Antitrust/Competition Issues and Effects of the Recent Merger (State Bar of Arizona Business Law and Antitrust Sections) (2014)
- Lessons from United States v. Apple: Risky Contract Terms for Non-Monopolists (Association of Corporate Counsel) (2014)
- Freedom and the Financial Markets (Washington, DC) (2012)