Eric Amundsen counsels clients on strategic patent portfolio development, clearance studies, and patent validity and infringement opinions. With over 15 years of experience in the patent field, Eric has worked with a wide variety of technologies, including manufacturing and testing equipment, sporting goods, medical devices, consumer products, furniture, software, and business methods. Eric has represented clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies, and has extensive experience with design patents.

Before joining the firm, Eric worked as a mechanical and environmental engineer for GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. where he designed and implemented remediation strategies. He also served as a technical specialist for the Environmental Management Unit of the Massachusetts Port Authority.

Eric’s graduate work was in the area of computer-aided design, including its application to distributed design processes and technology policy analysis.

  • Analyzed client’s overall patent portfolio to streamline acquisition of strategic patent rights.
  • Provided design-around advice to consumer products company as part of a study of dozens of competitor’s patents.
  • Advised major consumer products company on patent protection and product clearance issues.
  • Mined previously existing application to acquire claims that were later used to stop competitor from selling product.


  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • Sigma Xi
  • Smaller Business Association of New England, Innovation Awards Judge
  • Product Development & Management Association
  • Board Member of DeltaQuest Foundation, Inc.
Eric was named to the 2015 list of Massachusetts Rising Stars by Super Lawyers.

Articles

January 3, 2017

Stop the Copycats: Reasons for Choosing Design-Patent Protection

October 24, 2016

Samsung v. Apple Holds Major Consequences for Design Patent Owners

August 3, 2016

2 Strategies to Speed Up Your Patent Examination

Blogs

October 4, 2016

Federal Circuit Provides Guide to Determining Scope of Design Patents Having Functional Components



Eric co-wrote an article entitled "2 Strategies to Speed Up Your Patent Examination" in Recalculating, 97+ Experts on Driving Small Business Growth. The book is available here.


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Eric Amundsen counsels clients on strategic patent portfolio development, clearance studies, and patent validity and infringement opinions. With over 15 years of experience in the patent field, Eric has worked with a wide variety of technologies, including manufacturing and testing equipment, sporting goods, medical devices, consumer products, furniture, software, and business methods. Eric has represented clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies, and has extensive experience with design patents.

Before joining the firm, Eric worked as a mechanical and environmental engineer for GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. where he designed and implemented remediation strategies. He also served as a technical specialist for the Environmental Management Unit of the Massachusetts Port Authority.

Eric’s graduate work was in the area of computer-aided design, including its application to distributed design processes and technology policy analysis.

  • Analyzed client’s overall patent portfolio to streamline acquisition of strategic patent rights.
  • Provided design-around advice to consumer products company as part of a study of dozens of competitor’s patents.
  • Advised major consumer products company on patent protection and product clearance issues.
  • Mined previously existing application to acquire claims that were later used to stop competitor from selling product.


  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • Sigma Xi
  • Smaller Business Association of New England, Innovation Awards Judge
  • Product Development & Management Association
  • Board Member of DeltaQuest Foundation, Inc.
Eric was named to the 2015 list of Massachusetts Rising Stars by Super Lawyers.

Eric co-wrote an article entitled "2 Strategies to Speed Up Your Patent Examination" in Recalculating, 97+ Experts on Driving Small Business Growth. The book is available here.

Articles

January 3, 2017

Stop the Copycats: Reasons for Choosing Design-Patent Protection

October 24, 2016

Samsung v. Apple Holds Major Consequences for Design Patent Owners

August 3, 2016

2 Strategies to Speed Up Your Patent Examination

Blogs

October 4, 2016

Federal Circuit Provides Guide to Determining Scope of Design Patents Having Functional Components


  • Hockey