Erin practices as an Associate with the Intellectual Property group at DeWitt. She assists partners and clients with all facets of Intellectual Property law, particularly patent and trademark prosecution. In this capacity, Erin helps to prepare domestic and international patent applications and handle the prosecution of those applications through to issuance.
Erin also assists clients in patent licensing, trademark evaluation, patent infringement litigation, design patent prosecution and intellectual property research. She specializes in the software and computer engineering fields.
Prior to and during law school, Erin worked for many years as a paralegal and office manager. She also had a summer externship at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia, where she was involved with patent examination and worked in the Commissioner’s Office in the Department of Innovation Development.
Articles & Presentations
- The End of the “Wild West” for Software Patents – Does the Patents Act 2013 Change New Zealand’s Treatment of Software Patents from Permissive to Restrictive? 19 MARQ. INTELL. PROP. L. REV. 141 (2015)
- “Growing the Distance,” Inventor’s Eye Newsletter affiliated with USPTO.gov, (August 2014)