Eric Hanson's practice focuses on complex intellectual property litigation, with an emphasis on high-stakes patent cases. He has deep experience litigating patent cases from pre-filing through trial and appeal. He has strong technical knowledge in software, hardware, networking, web, and mobile fields.
Mr. Hanson has represented a patent holder in infringement litigations involving video codec technology; represented a large television and video streaming company in infringement litigation involving program guide technology; represented Juniper Networks in infringement litigation involving Internet gateways; represented BlackBerry in infringement litigations involving display technology and 3G wireless technology, represented St. Jude Medical in infringement litigation involving vascular closure devices, and represented eBay and Skype in infringement litigations involving computer networking and Internet communications, including VoIP technology. His PTAB work includes successfully representing a patent holder of video codec technology and securing non-institution of the IPR; representing a publicly traded integrated circuit company in Covered Business Method Review proceedings involving mobile payment technologies; and representing a large patent holding consortium in IPR proceedings involving integrated circuit packaging, networking, and graphical user interface technologies.
Mr. Hanson earned his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University.
Abbott Diabetes Care v. Dexcom
We are defending successive generations of Dexcom products in parallel cases in the District of Delaware where Abbott is asserting over a dozen patents targeting Dexcom’s CGM (continuous glucose monitoring) technology for addressing diabetes. Trial in the first case is slated for November 2023.
EcoFactor v. Google
We are defending Google in a series of patent cases brought by EcoFactor targeting Google’s Nest products, which are pending in the Northern District of California, which have been stayed pending inter partes review proceedings before the PTAB. We previously defended Google at trial in the Western District of Texas against patent claims brought by EcoFactor that involved four asserted patents, one of which EcoFactor dropped, and another of which we invalidated before trial. Two remaining patents proceeded to trial before Judge Albright. We obtained a jury verdict of non-infringement on one patent, and although the jury found one claim of the other infringed, we limited damages and eliminated running royalties.
Wildseed Mobile v. Google
We are defending Google in a five-patent case brought by Wildseed Mobile in the Western District of Texas that accuses pixel phones, YouTube, Google search and ad targeting. We successfully transferred the case to the Northern District of California where we prevailed on summary judgment under Section 101 on three patents. The case is currently stayed pending inter partes review of the remaining two patents.