Failure to defend a company’s protected technology, developed through its own hard fought and expensive research and development activities, can lead to disastrous results. However, many technology companies find patent enforcement proceedings to be financially risky endeavours. Fortunately, litigation financing is now an option to financially de-risk patent enforcement disputes from the patent owner’s perspective. Eric Morehouse, a US patent attorney and litigation finance pioneer, will explain the applicability and availability of litigation financing to patent enforcement disputes.
Eric D. Morehouse, General Partner at Dulany Street Capital
Eric Morehouse graduated with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the Virginia Military Institute in 1986, and received his law degree cum laude from Widener University School of Law in 1993. He is admitted to practice in Virginia, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Mr. Morehouse is also a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the American Bar Association.
Mr. Morehouse has practiced patent law for 25 years, and spent more than a decade as an equity partner with a large Northern Virginia based intellectual property boutique law firm where he managed various aspects of the firm’s operations, and the patent portfolios of some of the firm’s largest clients. He also lectured and supervised training seminars for clients, attorneys and interns on various aspects of patent practice, including patent specification and claim drafting, examination and post-examination strategies, claim construction, and validity and infringement analyses. In addition, Mr. Morehouse spent considerable time in other aspects of the firm’s practice, including post-grant proceedings, and patent infringement litigation.
Mr. Morehouse currently is a partner with Kenealy Vaidya LLP. His practice includes assisting domestic and overseas corporations and technology firms in generating, developing and protecting intellectual property portfolios, and counseling clients on a variety of intellectual property matters. He has extensive experience in patent prosecution, post-grant proceedings, opinions relating to patent invalidity and infringement, and licensing. Mr. Morehouse has also represented clients in patent infringement actions before a variety of federal district courts, and has experience in various phases of litigation. He has experience with numerous technologies, including aerospace, image processing, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, computer software, electrical switches and connectors and telecommunications.