MRO Magazine

National Expansion Continues As Eric Weisblatt Joins IP Practice, Fourth Partner To Join Firm in Recent Weeks


June 23, 2016
By Business Wire News

NEW YORK

Eric H. Weisblatt has joined Hunton & Williams LLP as a partner in its intellectual property group in Washington. For the past 30 years, Weisblatt has focused his global practice on patent infringement litigation, including pharmaceutical patent litigation matters under the Hatch-Waxman Act and ANDA litigation, for U.S. and European companies. He is the fourth partner to join the firm in recent weeks, following environmental partners Chuck Knauss and Shannon Broome and REIT partner Rob Smith.

“Eric’s most recent work includes defending several pharmaceutical companies involved in patent infringement litigation,” said Maya M. Eckstein, who leads the firm’s intellectual property practice group and 3D printing group. “His technical background spans life sciences patent prosecution and matters involving ANDA litigation, which deepens our capabilities and further strengthens our IP practice capabilities in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries. We are happy to welcome Eric to the firm.”

Weisblatt received an undergraduate degree in chemistry from The Johns Hopkins University and law degree from Boston College Law School. He is a founding master of the Pauline Newman IP Inn of Court in Alexandria, Va.

“I was not only drawn to Hunton & Williams’ impressive reputation as a firm but also to its culture of supporting its lawyers and client innovators,” said Weisblatt. “I am excited about joining the firm and look forward to contributing to its further success.”

The firm’s intellectual property practice group works closely with clients to protect their brands through the development of comprehensive patent, trademark and copyright strategies. Offerings include patent and trademark prosecution, litigation, portfolio management, licensing and post-grant proceedings, advertising compliance, unfair competition, rights of publicity or privacy, and trade secret protection. The practice includes a number of former USPTO patent examiners in a wide range of technical disciplines.

About Hunton & Williams LLP

Hunton & Williams is a global law firm of more than 750 lawyers serving clients from 19 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. The firm handles transactional, litigation and regulatory matters for a diverse client base, with significant experience in retail and consumer products, energy, financial services, real estate, and privacy and cybersecurity. For additional information visit our website at www.hunton.com. Follow us on Twitter,LinkedIn, and YouTube.

Hunton & Williams LLP
Eleanor Kerlow, (202) 955-1883
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