ERIC W. SCHWEIBENZ, an experienced intellectual property lawyer, is a partner in the firm’s Litigation and ITC Litigation practice groups focused on patent litigation in the federal courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).
His extensive experience in complex litigation includes representing both domestic and foreign companies and their U.S. affiliates and subsidiaries across a spectrum of diverse technologies, including medical devices, semiconductors, automotive and hybrid electric vehicles, gas turbine engines, liquid crystal display innovations, and oil and steel production. Mr. Schweibenz has worked on Section 337 ITC investigations, patent and trademark infringement and antitrust actions, Section 146 actions, patent interference cases, and assists with inter partes and ex parte reexaminations at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
A skilled litigator, Mr. Schweibenz has particular experience relating to electronic discovery and its complexities, as well as trial preparation. Taking a team approach, he works collaboratively with his clients and other firm members knowledgeable in the particular technology at issue to obtain the best results for his clients.
In his counseling role, Mr. Schweibenz analyzes and drafts licensing and technology sharing and transfer agreements as well as collaborative research and development agreements. Mr. Schweibenz also offers guidance on litigation avoidance, risk management, and post-litigation strategies.
Mr. Schweibenz regularly monitors litigation to evaluate how decisions may impact his clients and their industries. He also manages and actively contributes to the firm’s legal blog devoted exclusively to Section 337 investigations before the ITC – the ITC 337 Law Blog. The site is the leading blog of its kind and provides insights about the ITC’s daily activity and significant decisions. In this role, Mr. Schweibenz stays intimately familiar with all ITC investigations, the decisions, and their implications.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Schweibenz was an associate at another Alexandria, Virginia intellectual property firm and a major Washington, D.C. law firm.