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Eric A. Prager

Partner
+1.212.536.4827
Fax +1.212.536.3901

Eric A. Prager, a partner in the firm’s intellectual property practice group, assists clients with all types of intellectual property issues. His practice involves contentious and non-contentious engagements, including strategic counseling, due diligence of IP assets, sophisticated licensing and agreement work, and litigation.  He has litigated copyright, false advertising, patent, trademark and trade secret cases in courts around the country, obtaining great results for plaintiffs and defendants.

With significant experience in the area of digital content distribution and protection, Mr. Prager represents one of the Big Four record companies and a major online subscription music service in their digital content matters.

Mr. Prager has assisted in drafting several “digital agenda” copyright treaties for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a specialized agency of the United Nations.  These include the WIPO Copyright Treaty, the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, and a proposed treaty on the protection of databases.

He has served on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Public Advisory Committee for Trademark Affairs.  He also assisted, as a member of the Intellectual Property Constituency of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), in developing the uniform dispute resolution policy that ICANN requires accredited registrars to follow.

Professional Background

Mr. Prager has practiced intellectual property law for more than 15 years.  Prior to joining K&L Gates, he was a partner in the New York and Seattle offices of an intellectual property boutique law firm.

Achievements

Mr. Prager has appeared as an on-air commentator on CNBC and MSNBC, and he is frequently quoted on intellectual property issues in a variety of legal and general interest publications.  One of his published articles on trademark dilution has been cited by two U.S. Courts of Appeals and was relied upon by the government in its briefing to the U.S. Supreme Court in the Victoria’s Secret case, 537 U.S. 418 (2003).

The Puget Sound Business Journal named Mr. Prager a “40 Under 40” business leader in Seattle in 2006.

Professional/Civic Activities

Mr. Prager serves on the adjunct faculty of Fordham Law School and is an active supporter of a number of New York arts organizations.

Speaking Engagements

Mr. Prager co-chairs an annual two-day legal conference in New York, Handling Intellectual Property Issues in Business Transactions.  He also co-chairs an annual two-day legal conference in Washington, D.C., Standard Setting & Patent Pools.  He is a frequent lecturer and author on a variety of subjects in intellectual property law.