Erik Hanson has experience in large-scale, complex patent litigation in a variety of areas including computer architecture, networking and wireless communications, data compression and storage, LCD panels, pharmaceutical compounds and delivery systems, and medical imaging equipment.  He also has experience in patent prosecution and drafting legal opinions concerning patent infringement and validity.  Erik is a graduate of Columbia Law School and earned his M.S.E. in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania and his B.S. in Physics from Harvard College.  Prior to joining the firm, he practiced at Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler LLP.  Erik is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Erik Hanson has experience in large-scale, complex patent litigation in a variety of areas including computer architecture, networking and wireless communications, data compression and…

Education

Columbia Law School (J.D. 2001); University of Pennsylvania (M.S.E. Computer and Information Science, 1998); Harvard College (B.S. Physics, cum laude, 1995)

Bar Admissions

New York State; U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; U.S. Patent and Tradmark Office

Activities and Affiliations

Member, New York City Bar Association

This article examines the highly-polarized debate over software patent protection and how it affects innovation.