Eric Amundsen counsels clients on strategic patent portfolio development, clearance studies, and patent validity and infringement opinions. With over 20 years of experience in the patent field, he works with a wide variety of technologies, including protective equipment, sporting goods, medical devices, consumer products, furniture and software.

Eric represents clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies, and has extensive experience with design patents. He is known for working closely with clients to ensure that each client understands their intellectual property portfolio.

Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Eric worked as a mechanical and environmental engineer for GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., where he designed and implemented remediation strategies. He also served as a technical specialist for the Environmental Management Unit of the Massachusetts Port Authority.

Eric’s graduate work was in the area of computer-aided design, including its application to distributed design processes and technology policy analysis.

  • Analyzed client’s overall patent portfolio to streamline acquisition of strategic patent rights.
  • Provided design-around advice to consumer products company as part of a study of dozens of competitor’s patents.
  • Advised major consumer products company on patent protection and product clearance issues.
  • Mined previously existing application to acquire claims that were later used to stop competitor from selling product.


  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • Sigma Xi Honor Society
  • Board Member of DeltaQuest Foundation, Inc.
Eric was named to the 2015 list of Massachusetts Rising Stars by Super Lawyers.

IP Alerts

March 30, 2021

Brexit and European Design Registration Protection

February 17, 2021

Changes Coming to Chinese Design Patent Law

February 16, 2021

Changes May be Coming to Australian Design Right Laws

Articles

July 13, 2021

When is a Name More Than Just a Name?

Blogs

October 4, 2016

Federal Circuit Provides Guide to Determining Scope of Design Patents Having Functional Components



Eric co-wrote an article entitled "2 Strategies to Speed Up Your Patent Examination" in Recalculating, 97+ Experts on Driving Small Business Growth. The book is available here.


Eric enjoys watching and playing hockey, though according to him, he is better at watching.
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Eric Amundsen counsels clients on strategic patent portfolio development, clearance studies, and patent validity and infringement opinions. With over 20 years of experience in the patent field, he works with a wide variety of technologies, including protective equipment, sporting goods, medical devices, consumer products, furniture and software.

Eric represents clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies, and has extensive experience with design patents. He is known for working closely with clients to ensure that each client understands their intellectual property portfolio.

Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Eric worked as a mechanical and environmental engineer for GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., where he designed and implemented remediation strategies. He also served as a technical specialist for the Environmental Management Unit of the Massachusetts Port Authority.

Eric’s graduate work was in the area of computer-aided design, including its application to distributed design processes and technology policy analysis.

  • Analyzed client’s overall patent portfolio to streamline acquisition of strategic patent rights.
  • Provided design-around advice to consumer products company as part of a study of dozens of competitor’s patents.
  • Advised major consumer products company on patent protection and product clearance issues.
  • Mined previously existing application to acquire claims that were later used to stop competitor from selling product.


  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • Sigma Xi Honor Society
  • Board Member of DeltaQuest Foundation, Inc.
Eric was named to the 2015 list of Massachusetts Rising Stars by Super Lawyers.

Eric co-wrote an article entitled "2 Strategies to Speed Up Your Patent Examination" in Recalculating, 97+ Experts on Driving Small Business Growth. The book is available here.

IP Alerts

March 30, 2021

Brexit and European Design Registration Protection

February 17, 2021

Changes Coming to Chinese Design Patent Law

February 16, 2021

Changes May be Coming to Australian Design Right Laws

Articles

July 13, 2021

When is a Name More Than Just a Name?

Blogs

October 4, 2016

Federal Circuit Provides Guide to Determining Scope of Design Patents Having Functional Components


Eric enjoys watching and playing hockey, though according to him, he is better at watching.