Eric Harmon is an intellectual property litigator who focuses on technology. As a Venable summer associate, Eric assisted in patent litigation matters involving Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) digital communication technology, researched California data privacy legislation, and drafted memoranda related to potential safe harbors for online marketplaces under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and Communications Decency Act (CDA) legislation.
During law school, Eric gained valuable experience as a patent extern in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). There, he worked alongside supervisory patent examiners to plan and conduct searches for examinations of patent applications under review. He also drafted legal and technical office actions detailing statutory rejections of patent applications and attended patent trial proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.