Eric K. Gill

Eric Gill is an associate in the Intellectual Property (IP) Practice Group in the firm's Del Mar office. His practice encompasses all areas of intellectual property law, including patent and other IP litigation, strategic portfolio development and counseling, technology licensing, and transactional matters.

Areas of Practice

A registered patent attorney, Mr. Gill maintains a dynamic IP practice, drawing on his industry experience and education in electrical engineering to solve complex problems at the intersection of technology and the law.

Mr. Gill represents clients in patent, copyright, and trademark disputes. He has experience in all phases of litigation, including pre-litigation analyses (e.g., patent infringement and validity), motion practice and discovery, settlement negotiations, trial, and post-trial. He also drafts and prosecutes patent applications in a variety of high-technology fields, including telecommunications, analog circuits, semiconductors, communication networks, big data, social media, computing, magnetic recording media, medical devices, and payment networks. In addition, he provides strategic counseling, due diligence, and analysis, regarding corporate transactions and acquisitions, technology licensing, patentability, freedom-to-operate, and portfolio landscaping.

While a law student, Mr. Gill drafted and prosecuted patent applications for a Fortune 50 high-tech client when he worked at a patent boutique. He also performed patent landscape analysis when he worked in the IP strategy group of one of the world’s leading semiconductor and wireless-technology companies.

Before law school, Mr. Gill was a microwave and radio-frequency design engineer at Northrop Grumman, where he designed microwave integrated circuits and systems for aircraft and satellite communications and for counter-improvised-explosive-device-warfare technologies. Before that, he was a radio-frequency integrated-circuit design engineer at NextWave Wireless, a San Diego semiconductor company that developed chip-sets and wireless technology for WiMAX and 4G LTE.

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Areas of Practice 1) Intellectual Property, 2) Copyrights, 3) IP Licensing, 4) Technology and Commercial Transactions, 5) Patent Litigation, 6) Patent Prosecution and Counseling and 7) Trademarks and Trade Dress
Law School Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School (J.D., 2013)
Education University of California, Santa Barbara (B.S., 2007)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
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