Eric has a broad range of experience in drafting, filing, prosecuting, and managing intellectual property portfolios of his clients.  He works extensively with clients from individual inventors to large corporations, maintaining and advancing their intellectual property portfolios as primary intellectual property counsel.  He is particularly skilled at working with clients to identify the inventions with the most commercial potential.

He works with clients in all phases of the IP development cycle to ensure that strong protection is achieved.  This includes working with clients to recognize protectable ideas, refining the ideas while identifying the foundational aspects to obtain the broadest possible protection, and providing counsel related to international and domestic IP filing strategies that balances IP protection with budgetary considerations.

Eric has worked with clients across many technological fields developing IP strategies designed to maximize shareholder value including biotechnology, medical devices, cleantech, computer software, electronics, consumer products, industrial equipment and construction.  He has a degree in biochemistry and a successful career working as a scientist focusing on nucleic acid diagnostic assays.

He also works with a network of foreign intellectual property attorneys around the world to procure patent and trademark rights for clients abroad.

Eric is a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, admitted to practice law in the State of California and U.S. District Court, and a member of the San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association, the Intellectual Property Section of the San Diego County Bar Association and the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of California.

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Eric W. Peterson, Esq.