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Eric S. Barr is a registered patent attorney in the firm’s intellectual property practice group. Mr. Barr practices in all areas of patent law with an emphasis on preparing and prosecuting patent applications; counseling clients on intellectual property matters; preparing validity, infringement, and freedom to operate opinions; and representing clients in patent matters before federal district courts and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Mr. Barr has experience in a wide array of computer and software-oriented technologies as well as various electrical and mechanical arts, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, neural networks, cloud computing, cloud storage, communications, computing hardware, printers, hard disk drives, display technology, controllers, digital circuits, semiconductors, and automotive technology.

Mr. Barr’s practice includes working with clients to implement best practices for patent portfolio management and to understand emerging issues in U.S. patent law. Mr. Barr has counseled a Fortune 500 company on intellectual property integration issues following the company’s acquisition of another major technology company, including compliance with intellectual property requirements imposed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the European Commission.

Prior to law school, Mr. Barr was a software development engineer at Microsoft and a web developer at IBM. Mr. Barr has developed web applications for Harvard University and e-commerce web sites for other clients.

Honors & Awards

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers®, Washington, D.C. Rising Stars®, intellectual property, 2017

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

Education

University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., 2007

Harvard University, A.B. cum laude in Computer Science, 2003

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