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Erik J. Halverson

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Erik Halverson is an associate in the Chicago office, a PTO-registered patent attorney with a background in engineering physics and materials science, and a member of the Post-Grant Review and IP Procurement and Portfolio Management practice groups.

Mr. Halverson has experience with post-grant proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and has been involved in the preparation and prosecution of numerous inter partes review petitions, defense of challenged patents, expert declarations, defending and taking expert depositions, petitioner replies, motions to amend, joinder motions, and other proceedings before the Board. In all instances, Mr. Halverson’s involvement has been coupled with overall trial strategy for co-pending district court litigation. As a part of this collaboration, Mr. Halverson has experience in many phases of patent litigation, including pre-suit investigation, pleadings, fact and expert discovery, claim construction, defending and taking depositions, and dispositive motion practice.

As a PTO-registered lawyer, Mr. Halverson also has experience handling standard patent prosecution matters as well as prosecution matters before the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Mr. Halverson also handles patent licensing, due diligence and counseling matters. His experiences include license negotiation and drafting; joint development agreements and independent contractor agreements; and international IP portfolio review. As an attorney licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Mr. Halverson’s experience includes electrical and mechanical devices, medical devices, semiconductors, industrial materials, consumer electronics, and a variety of internet-related work including application development, networking, cellular communication, and remote computing technologies. He also provides strategic counseling, due diligence research and analysis for portfolio acquisitions, and opinion work such as patentability, validity, non-infringement, and freedom-to-operate opinions.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Halverson was a Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Graduate Fellow with Catholic Charities Legal Aid in Chicago where he provided legal assistance to underserved members of the Chicago community.

Additional Information

Mr. Halverson was a summer associate at the firm in 2014. Mr. Halverson serves on the board of directors for the Illinois Rowing Association.