Eric D. Kirsch
Eric is a partner in Rimon’s Intellectual Property and Litigation groups. Eric represents international technology companies in patent infringement lawsuits, licensing matters and patent prosecution. With a degree in electrical engineering and extensive experience in biotech, Eric works closely with a variety of companies to protect their intellectual property rights and operate freely in the U.S.
Eric’s litigation experience includes trials, claim construction hearings, summary judgment hearings, motions in limine and arguing before the Federal Circuit. As a permanent resident of Japan based in Tokyo, Eric speaks Japanese and has a deep understanding of Japanese business culture and how Japanese businesses operate.
Eric has prior experience as an Assistant District Attorney for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, as well as in private practice at Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey, LLP, Fish & Neave and Cooper & Dunham. Notably, Eric served as Chief IP Counsel for Nikon Corporation in Tokyo for 11 years, where he led many patent litigation defense and assertion defense teams, drafted a number of complex licenses, and gave Nikon advice concerning complex, cross-border U.S. IP matters.
Eric is a member of the New York bar. Eric is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent Office, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and is a certified foreign attorney in Japan.