Erin C. Caldwell

Associate

Atlanta
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Overview

Erin Caldwell’s practice encompasses the procurement, protection and commercialization of intellectual property, with a focus on patents. She has prepared and prosecuted applications and has evaluated patents in various technical fields, including software and computing, mechanics, electronics and materials. Additionally, she makes a point to follow developments in emerging technologies, such as blockchain, autonomous vehicles and machine learning, to meet the needs of clients working at the frontier of innovation.

Erin strives to employ particularized strategies informed by the goals of each client. After identifying her clients’ objectives, she will identify the best route to achieving maximum protection and monetization.

Select Experience

  • Reviewing contracts pertaining to rights and ownership of intellectual property.

  • 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.

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Experience

  • Reviewing contracts pertaining to rights and ownership of intellectual property.

  • 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

  • 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

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
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...
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IP Intelligence: Insight on Intellectual Property
Supreme Court Unshrouds the ‘On Sale' Bar as Applied to Secret Sales
By Erin C. Caldwell
January 25, 2019
This week, the Supreme Court issued a decision holding that a secret sale qualifies as prior art. At issue was whether the America Invents Act (AIA) changed the “on sale” bar to patentability to exempt secret sales as prior art.[1] The...
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