Former Patent Examiner in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office joins Ice Miller LLP’s Intellectual P Former Patent Examiner in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office joins Ice Miller LLP’s Intellectual P

Former Patent Examiner in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office joins Ice Miller LLP’s Intellectual Property Group

Ice Miller LLP is enthusiastic to welcome Eric Shaffer as of counsel in the Firm’s Intellectual Property group. Eric’s practice involves both foreign and domestic patent preparation and prosecution in the electrical, semiconductor, LED, wireless telecommunications, computer software, data security, as well as the chemical and pharmaceutical arts; reexamination proceedings; freedom to operate counseling and opinions; IP licensing and valuations; and patent litigation.
 
“Eric is a former patent examiner in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which, combined with his tenure of experience as a successful patent attorney, gives our clients a full range of patent preparation and prosecution services,” said Michael Wukmer, chair of Ice Miller’s Intellectual Property group. “Eric’s collective experiences will provide clients with another valuable resource to protect their most important business assets.”
 
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Eric worked at Hewlett-Packard as a software engineer and served in the United States Army.
 
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About Ice Miller LLP
Founded in 1910, Ice Miller LLP is an Am Law 200 Firm with a nationally recognized reputation in many of its practice areas. Ice Miller offers a broad array of capabilities in virtually all areas of legal practice including: corporate, patents and trademarks, bankruptcy, lobbying, labor and employment, litigation, employee benefits, environment, tax, trusts and estates, real estate, municipal finance, public affairs and government law. With offices in Chicago; Cleveland; Columbus; DuPage County, Ill.; Indianapolis; New York; and Washington, D.C., the Firm has more than 300 lawyers and 40 paraprofessionals.
 
This press release is intended for general information purposes only and does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice.
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