Eric G. Maurer

Partner


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Law School

Georgia State University College of Law, Juris Doctor, 1999

undergraduate/graduate

United States Air Force Academy, Bachelor of Science, 1989
United States Air Force Undergraduate Pilot Training, Pilot, 1990

practice areas


industries



Biography


Eric is a member of the firm's litigation, due diligence, and prosecution practice groups. An engineer and former Air Force pilot, Eric represents high technology clients, inventors, intellectual property owners, and commercial interests in patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret litigation and related matters involving a broad range of technologies and arts. During his 18 years in private practice, Eric has litigated cases involving disputes of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and contract rights and related business claims in federal trial courts in Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia. He also has considerable experience in prosecuting applications and instituting and defending opposition proceedings before the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Following his active duty military service as a Pilot in the United States Air Force, Eric served as both an engineer with several U.S. federal agencies and an attorney on the staff of the USDOT’s regional Office of the Chief Counsel before entering private practice in 2000.  While at USDOT, Eric was selected to serve as technical and legal advisor to the Executive Directors of both the Atlanta Regional Commission and the newly-formed Georgia Regional Transportation Authority. In his various engineering capacities, Eric has served as guest instructor for the Georgia Institute of Technology’s City Planning Graduate Program, and has been a featured speaker at national conferences of engineering professionals, transportation and environmental specialists, and airport managers.

Eric’s practice currently focuses on intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark, trade secret, trade dress and copyright litigation, dispute resolution, licensing and prosecution of patent and trademark applications.


Experience


  • Commercial Pilot (Multi-Engine, Instrument), Federal Aviation Administration
  • Pilot (Certificate of Aeronautical Rating), U.S. Air Force

Admissions


  • Georgia Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and Superior/State Courts
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Memberships


  • State Bar of Georgia (Intellectual Property, Aviation, and Veterans Law sections; Co-Chair, YLD Aspiring Youth Committee, 1999-2001)
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association (Atlanta Chapter, Intellectual Property and Communications Law section)
  • Atlanta Intellectual Property Inn of Court, Master
  • Association of Graduates, U.S. Air Force Academy, Life Member

Awards


  • Georgia SUPER LAWYERS® “Rising Star,” Intellectual Property Litigation (2005, 2006), as reported in Atlanta Magazine and Law and Politics magazine.
  • Air Force Longevity Service Award
  • National Defense Service Medal, Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm