Eric Arnell is based in Leydig’s Frankfurt Germany office, where he advocates for the intellectual property interests of European-based clients doing business in the United States. His practice includes patent preparation and prosecution, legal opinion drafting, proceedings before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and litigating in U.S. Federal Courts.
Prior to joining Leydig, Mr. Arnell was an intellectual property litigator based in Austin, Texas for several years, where his practice focused on high-tech and pharmaceutical litigation before U.S. District Courts and Courts of Appeal, as well as post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Mr. Arnell began his legal career at a boutique intellectual property law firm in Pasadena, California, where he primarily prepared and prosecuted U.S. patents. Prior to entering the field of law, Mr. Arnell worked for several years as an engineer at a leading producer of kinetic energy storage solutions. Mr. Arnell received a Doctor of Jurisprudence with honors from the University of Texas School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas.
Technologies that Mr. Arnell has particularly familiarity with include power systems, clean energy tech., electronics, electro-mechanical systems, control systems, circuit design, displays, software, and telecom systems.
Mr. Arnell has represented clients in U.S. District Courts and Courts of Appeal in various intellectual property matters, including patent infringement suits, hatch-waxman actions, copyright infringement suits, and claims of misappropriation of trade secrets. Client successes include obtaining a district court ruling of validity and infringement for a pharmaceutical innovator which prevented early entry of generic competition, successful enforcement of a contested settlement agreement at district court and on appeal, and multiple early resolutions of intellectual property infringement claims prior to trial, including dismissals on the pleadings. What follows are some of Mr. Arnell’s representative matters.
Post Grant Proceedings
Mr. Arnell has represented clients before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and its predecessor Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, in more than twenty proceedings. Mr. Arnell’s representation includes both challenging and defending the patentability of patents, often in conjunction with a parallel district court litigation. Highlights of Mr. Arnell’s representation include achieving multiple full denials of institution for patent holders as well as frequent successes in leveraging institution decisions to achieve favorable, early resolution in district court litigation for accused infringers. Below are some of Mr. Arnell’s representative proceedings.
Domain Name Disputes