Eric TeVelde focuses his practice primarily on patent litigation and client counseling in a wide variety of technical fields. He has experience litigating patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and contractual matters in U.S. district and state courts, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the International Trade Commission and before arbitration tribunals. Eric’s litigation experience includes pre-trial, discovery, trial and post-trial phases of litigation.
Eric handles opinion work regarding patent validity and infringement and provides strategic advice related to the development and management of intellectual property portfolios. He has negotiated and drafted a variety of IP-related agreements, including technology licensing, non-disclosure, non-competition and covenants not to sue, and co-existence agreements.
Eric also works with entrepreneurs and emerging companies. He contributes to the Connecticut Entrepreneur and Investor Hub, an online resource for startup companies and investors in the state. He previously worked on the research, development, and marketing of pharmaceutical drug products with Pfizer, Inc., Sanofi Aventis Pharmaceuticals and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals.
Counsel for automotive supplier in ITC patent infringement case involving automobile engine components
Counsel for major toy company in ITC action related to design patent and copyright infringement
Counsel for plaintiff in patent infringement cases relating to mass spectrometry in the District of Massachusetts
Counsel for defendant in patent infringement case in the Western District of Texas involving wireless communication technology, resulting in dismissal
Obtained dismissal of ITC action relating to multi-media electronic devices
Counsel for insurance company in trademark infringement case involving use of logos in connection with insurance and financial services in the District of Connecticut