Erin Austin is a patent litigator experienced with Hatch-Waxman Act litigation and contested proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), including inter partes reviews (IPRs) and interferences. Erin assists clients with coordinating parallel ex-U.S. patent litigation and opposition proceedings. She also handles due diligence investigations for high-profile acquisitions, patent prosecution, and opinion work. She has worked on matters involving a range of technologies, including small-molecule pharmaceuticals, formulations, polymorphs, chemical processes, toner bottles for laser copiers, and loyalty rewards programs.
Erin’s technical background is in the chemical and pharmaceutical arts. Prior to joining the firm, Erin was a chemist in the pharmaceutical industry.