Erin C. Caldwell

Associate

Seattle
T +1.206.332.1395
F +1.202.861.1783

Overview

Erin Caldwell’s practice encompasses all facets of the protection and commercialization of intellectual property. She has assisted clients with patents, trademarks, and licenses covering innovations in various technical fields, including digital rights management, content distribution, video compression, machine learning, cryptocurrency, autonomous vehicles, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, smart home technology and security systems, and cloud computing. Erin enjoys learning about clients, their products, businesses, and objectives in order to develop a custom and holistic IP strategy that leverages specific legal instruments to achieve maximum protection and monetization.

Select Experience

  • Reviewing, revising, and drafting cloud computing service volume licenses for multinational technology company, including updating privacy terms to be compliant with GDPR and crafting indemnification provisions.
  • Counseling multinational technology company on terms for renewals of agreements in preparation for negotiation with other contracting parties.
  • Reviewing client’s existing software licenses to advise client, a national healthcare company, on extent of rights granted and permissible uses.
More »

Experience

  • Reviewing, revising, and drafting cloud computing service volume licenses for multinational technology company, including updating privacy terms to be compliant with GDPR and crafting indemnification provisions.
  • Counseling multinational technology company on terms for renewals of agreements in preparation for negotiation with other contracting parties.
  • Reviewing client’s existing software licenses to advise client, a national healthcare company, on extent of rights granted and permissible uses.
  • Drafting research and development agreements for co-inventors.
  • Drafting non-disclosure agreements for clients to preserve IP rights in work with manufacturers and consultants.
  • Advising clients, including a major telecommunications company and a national web services provider, and presenting arguments in the United States Patent and Trademark Office relating to subject matter eligibility in the software patent space, including successfully arguing appeals before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
  • Advising clients with respect to protecting inventions related to machine learning, home automation and internet of things (IoT) technology, digital content and rights management technology, and manufacturing technology. Preparing and prosecuting patent applications covering such inventions.
  • Protecting designs for electronics accessories, media players, automotive parts, exercise devices, and sporting goods including seeking and obtaining design patents.
  • Preparing and prosecuting trademarks and filing oppositions to trademark registrations.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Licensing Executives Society (LES): Atlanta Chapter
    • Committee Member
    • Young Members Congress (YMC) USA-Canada: Committee Member
  • American Bar Association
    • Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Georgia Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division: Intellectual Property Law Committee

Community

  • Spina Bifida Association of Georgia (SBAGA): Board Member
  • Fulton County Animal Services
  • Cherokee County Humane Society

Admissions

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

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

Previous Next
IP Intelligence: Insight on Intellectual Property
Patent Portfolio Considerations During Times of Financial Uncertainty
By Erin C. Caldwell
March 27, 2020
In response to the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies are reevaluating their expenditures. Some may look to their intellectual property portfolios as a place to cut costs. But any decisions to scale back on...
Read More ->
IP Intelligence: Insight on Intellectual Property
Federal Circuit Confirms the Value of Design Patents Covering Replacement Parts
By Erin C. Caldwell, Lisa N. Collins
September 5, 2019
On July 23, 2019, the Federal Circuit departed from its utility patent-focused docket to deliver a precedential opinion relating to design patents in Auto. Body Parts Ass’n v. Ford Global Techns., LLC. At issue were the validity and...
Read More ->