Erin C. Caldwell

Associate

Atlanta
T +1.404.256.6685
F +1.404.459.5734

Overview

Erin Caldwell’s practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution. She prepares and prosecutes applications in various technical fields, such as software and computing, mechanics, electronics and materials. Additionally, she makes a point to follow developments in emerging technologies such as blockchain and autonomous vehicles, to meet the needs of clients working at the frontier of innovation.

Erin strives to employ particularized strategies informed by the needs of each client. After identifying her clients’ goals, she will identify the best route to achieving maximum protection, whether through filing a provisional, design or continuation application, or a particular USPTO communication, and will counsel clients on the available options.

Select Experience

  • Responding to and overcoming objections relating to subject matter eligibility (35 USC § 101) in the software patent space.

  • Preparing and prosecuting patent applications related to blockchain technology.

  • Preparing and prosecuting patent applications related to manufacturing processes, manufacturing materials and articles of manufacture.

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Experience

  • Responding to and overcoming objections relating to subject matter eligibility (35 USC § 101) in the software patent space.

  • Preparing and prosecuting patent applications related to manufacturing processes, manufacturing materials and articles of manufacture.
  • Preparing and prosecuting patent applications related to home automation and internet of things (IoT) technology.

  • Preparing and prosecuting patent applications related to digital content distribution and rights management.

  • Correcting priority listing of pending applications.

  • Preparing and prosecuting design patent applications, including designs for electronics accessories, media players, automotive parts, exercise devices and sporting goods.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division: Intellectual Property Law Committee

Community

  • Fulton County Animal Services
  • Cherokee County Humane Society

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registration No. 76,509
  • Georgia

Education

  • J.D., Georgia State University College of Law, 2016; cum laude, Intellectual Property Law Society
  • B.S., Physics, Georgia State University, 2012, magna cum laude, Society of Physics Students

Blog

In The Blogs

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IP Intelligence: Insight on Intellectual Property
Protecting a Scent Makes Sense
By Erin C. Caldwell
May 5, 2017
Although seldom seen in applications or registrations, a scent that identifies the source of a good or service may be eligible for protection as a trademark. Registration of a scent mark carries many of the same requirements that apply to...
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IP Intelligence: Insight on Intellectual Property
Federal Circuit looks to provisional patent application in determining claim scope
By Erin C. Caldwell
February 16, 2017
Differences between a provisional patent application and a nonprovisional application claiming priority to the provisional application may inform claim construction, following the Federal Circuit’s recent decision in MPHJ Tech v. Ricoh.[1]...
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