Erin Austin's experience encompasses patent litigation, including under the Hatch-Waxman Act; inter partes review (IPR) and interference proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office; and due diligence investigations for high-profile acquisitions. She also has experience with patent prosecution and opinion work, and has assisted clients with foreign opposition proceedings.
Erin has worked on matters involving a range of technologies, including small molecule pharmaceuticals, formulations, polymorphs, and chemical processes; toner bottles for laser copiers; and loyalty rewards programs. Her technical background is in the chemical and pharmaceutical arts. Prior to joining the firm, she was an associate research chemist in the pharmaceutical industry for two years.
While in law school, Erin served as a senior articles editor on the Cardozo Law Review, in which she was also published. She also served as a student intern to the Honorable Anne E. Thompson, United States District Court, District of New Jersey.