Erik A. Huestis

Associate, Registered Patent Attorney - New York

Erik Huestis
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Erik Huestis’ practice includes intellectual property litigation, especially involving software copyright, trade secret disputes, and patents related to developments in the high-tech and medical device industries. He assists clients with intellectual property strategy, including infringement/non-infringement and validity/invalidity opinions. Erik also assists clients in preparing and prosecuting patent applications, particularly in the software space.

Erik has a background in software engineering and technology consulting. His technical experience includes peer-to-peer and mobile systems, geographic information systems, machine learning, neuromorphic computing, and various web technologies. As an engineer, he was responsible for systems architecture for mobile device based servers.

Erik was a software engineer for several startup companies in the mobile software space. As a result of that work, he is a named inventor of six U.S. patents.


  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D.
  • Cornell University, B.A. in Computer Science

Representative Experience

  • Represented IBM in two successful PTAB appeals of USPTO Examiner rejections on patent applications directed towards content decryption technologies.
  • Counsel for complainant in a section 337 action concerning herbicide chemical composition and processes.
  • Counsel for defendant in patent infringement lawsuit involving 18 patents in automotive technology.
  • Patent prosecution counsel for fortune 100 software company.
  • Patent prosecution counsel for research university.
  • Counsel for closely held telecommunication company in acquisition of VoIP technology and business unit.


  • Guest Lecturer, Northeastern University, Bioengineering 5850 - Design of Implants, Fall 2017, Spring 2018
  • Pitch Competition Judge, Johnson Women in Technology Conference, 2017
  • Entrepreneurship at Cornell Advisory Council
  • Blackstone LaunchPad at Cornell Mentor
  • Cleantech Open Northeast Mentor
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Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (Agency)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey