Erica is an associate who practices in the field of intellectual property law.  She is part of the Intellectual Property and Emerging Companies groups.  Erica is licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a Patent Attorney. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as a judicial clerk at the Iowa Court of Appeals. Erica also has worked in web development and information technology.

Erica has a general practice, including but not limited to intellectual property law, patent law, trademark law and copyright law. Erica counsels clients in a wide range of technology-related legal issues.

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Admitted to Practice

  • Wisconsin State Courts
  • Iowa State Courts
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Representative Work

  • Battery technology for vehicles
  • Internet of things devices including wearables and smart monitors
  • Embedded software
  • Mobile appliances
  • Mechanical devices

Presentations, Publications, & Contributions

  • Presenter, "Communicating with Technical Co-Founders," Doyenne Group & Madison Women in Tech, June-July 2015
  • Presenter, "Top 10 Legal Issues in Doing Business on the Internet," DKG Media, October 2016
  • Presenter, "Common Legal Pitfalls & Mistakes Made by Startups," Gener8or, October 2016
  • Presenter, "In like a lamb, out with our confidential information?: What Employers Need to Know About Intellectual Property Law,"  Boardman & Clark, May 2017
  • Presenter, "Identifying Intellectual Property," Boardman & Clark , February 2015

Community Involvement & Board Memberships

  • Music Con Brio, Board Member
  • Doyenne Group, Membership Committee
  • Madison Women in Intellectual Property (MadWIP)

Professional Memberships

  • Wisconsin Intellectual Property Law Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Association
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)

Education

  • J.D., high honors, Drake University Law School, 2012
    • CALI award recipient for top grades including Patents, Patent Office Practice, and Introduction to Intellectual Property
  • B.A., Computer Science, Simpson College
  • B.S., Technical Communication/B.A., Political Science, Iowa State University

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