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Teacher Biographies

Teacher: Eric Hanscom
Classes: Invention 101

 
Eric HanscomPatent Attorney Eric Hanscom has held a number of positions with various companies, including Director of Intellectual Property, a position that offered insight not only into the legal aspects of IP but also the practical use and capitalization upon patent and trademark rights. He has been actively involved in overseeing litigation, contract negotiation and customs issues in the US, Asia, Europe, South American and Australia over matters ranging from patent and trademark infringement to breach of contract.
 
Eric founded the Law Offices of Eric Hanscom (later to become InterContinental IP) in 1995 as a sole practitioner. Since beginning his practice he has added local attorneys and formed long-lasting associations with numerous foreign attorneys and law firms, and has grown his business into an international practice that has allowed for small business individual attention to our clients while offering many large business amenities. Eric has not only filed applications advocating his clients marks and inventions, he has also tapped into his own imagination and ingenuity to solve common problems that he has faced in his everyday life.
 
As a holder of several different patents, Eric brings a unique perspective to all the intellectual property that he handles. In other words, Eric understands what it is like to be an inventor. While many law firms are without a single patent attorney with an invention to his or her name, Eric is listed as an inventor on 8 separate patents.
 
Eric was born in Hawaii and grew up in beautiful San Diego, California. Eric has always believed in balancing his professional life with outdoor activities and environmental protection. He has spent most of his life within a mile or two of the Pacific Ocean and has always enjoyed and appreciated the ocean. As a teenager, Eric competed in surfing and took 2nd place in the 1980 ASA California State Surfing Championships. Before dedicating himself to Patent law, Eric excelled at surf kayaking and was the 1988, 1989, and 1990 Surf Kayak World Champion.

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