Eric J. Eisenhardt

Eric J. Eisenhardt

Intellectual Property Attorney

Client Philosophy

Eric has a passion for working with his clients to maximize the value of their IP portfolios.  Having worked with small businesses, startups, multi-national corporations, universities, and individual inventors, Eric understands that there are many ways that patents can provide value to his clients.  Thus, as part of his practice, Eric strives to take time to learn the business of his clients so that he can help his clients develop IP strategies that meet their individual business goals and timelines.

Practice Areas

Eric’s practice focuses on patent procurement across a wide range of fields, with specific expertise in the fields of software applications, software as a service, IOT devices, machine learning, computer systems, computing devices, and computing networks.  Eric also has extensive experience working with post-Alice patentability standards for computing systems and software.  In addition to these specialties, he also has experience working with mechanical systems, semiconductors, optical systems, and electromagnetic field sensors.  

Professional Experience and Education

Eric received a B.S. (2008, cum laude) in applied physics from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ.  While at Stevens, Eric supplemented his undergraduate course load with graduate courses in the fields of optical systems, electromagnetic phenomena, and materials science.  He performed laboratory research in the fields of optical systems and plasma physics, and his thesis focused on DBD Plasma Discharges.

Eric graduated cum laude from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2014 with a certificate in intellectual property law. During his time at Lewis & Clark, Eric served as an Associate Editor for the Lewis & Clark Law Review.  Additionally, after his first year at Lewis & Clark, Eric worked at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, where he examined patents in the fields of microscopes, optics, and holograms.

Before joining the DASCENZO Intellectual Property Law team in 2018, Eric worked from 2013-2017 for a national IP firm where his practice focused on drafting and prosecuting patents in the fields of software applications, software as a service, IOT devices, machine learning, computer systems, computing devices, and computing networks.  

Admissions

Eric is a member of the Washington State Bar and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Interests

Outside of work, Eric enjoys cooking, hiking, and watching soccer. On sunny days Eric can usually be found exploring Portland with his French bulldog, Peanut.

Eric is also passionate about giving back to his world and community.  After graduating from Stevens Institute of Technology, Eric served for two years as a math/science education volunteer in Hongwe, Kenya as a member of the United States Peace Corps.

As a member of the Peace Corps, Eric taught secondary students math, biology, physics, English, and HIV education.  As a volunteer, Eric also was chosen to lead Peace Corps training on fostering critical thinking and eliminating corporal punishment.