Eric Blatt is an attorney at Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, a leading intellectual property firm in Washington, DC. His practice encompasses all aspects of patent law, with a particular focus on strategic portfolio development and matters before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Mr. Blatt previously worked for six years as a patent examiner at the USPTO, where he developed a detailed understanding of the nuances of patent prosecution and the mechanics by which patent applications are reviewed, searched, and ultimately allowed. Mr. Blatt has represented companies large and small in patent prosecution, litigation, and transactional matters.
Mr. Blatt graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. During law school, he was named Best Advocate in the patent-focused Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition, and he earned honors for his thesis exploring the effects of human resource incentives on the quality of examiners’ patentability decisions. Mr. Blatt conducted his undergraduate studies at Duke University, earning a degree in biomedical engineering.