Attorney, Hanscom, Alexeev & McDaniel LLP
As an intellectual property attorney, Eric has successfully filed and prosecuted thousands of patents, trademarks and copyrights for its clients in more than 50 countries. He has a proven track record of successful work and is a community conscious drone enthusiast who brings passion and dedication to all he becomes involved in. Eric is currently the 1st ranked drone pilot according to Dronestagram, and has had his drone video work on CNN, the AUVSI magazine, and other media sites. He was a winner of DJI’s Personal Stories and Dronstagram’s LowePro contests, and is a Drone Ambassador for Parrot.
Included in the discussion will be the proper use of Provisional Patent Applications, differences between Utility and Design patents, effective use of the PCT, Madrid Protocol and trademark filings. He will also simplify the patent and trademark examination procedures, and give some tips of how to minimize legal expenses and maximize legal protection.
On a personal basis, Eric graduated with High Honors with two majors from U.C. Santa Barbara, was Chief Managing Editor of the International and Comparative Law Review at Hastings College of the Law. He has been a U.S., European, and World champion kayaker, and still surfs and kayaks. He currently splits time between his house in Carlsbad, CA, and Thai-West Resort, a beachfront resort on Koh Siboya Island near Krabi, Thailand he owns with his wife.