Eric A. Prager, a partner in the firm’s intellectual property practice group, assists clients with all types of intellectual property issues. His practice involves contentious and non-contentious engagements, including strategic counseling, due diligence of IP assets, sophisticated licensing and agreement work, and litigation. He has litigated copyright, false advertising, patent, trademark and trade secret cases in courts around the country, obtaining great results for plaintiffs and defendants.
With significant experience in the area of digital content distribution and protection, Mr. Prager represents one of the Big Four record companies and a major online subscription music service in their digital content matters.
Mr. Prager has assisted in drafting several “digital agenda” copyright treaties for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a specialized agency of the United Nations. These include the WIPO Copyright Treaty, the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, and a proposed treaty on the protection of databases.
He has served on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Public Advisory Committee for Trademark Affairs. He also assisted, as a member of the Intellectual Property Constituency of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), in developing the uniform dispute resolution policy that ICANN requires accredited registrars to follow.
Mr. Prager has practiced intellectual property law for more than 15 years. Prior to joining K&L Gates, he was a partner in the New York and Seattle offices of an intellectual property boutique law firm.
Mr. Prager co-chairs an annual two-day legal conference in New York, Handling Intellectual Property Issues in Business Transactions. He also co-chairs an annual two-day legal conference in Washington, D.C., Standard Setting & Patent Pools. He is a frequent lecturer and author on a variety
of subjects in intellectual property law.
Model Railroad Case Supports Enforceability of Open Source Software Licenses and Provides Guidance for Licensors, World Intellectual Property Report, October 2008 Model Railroad Case Supports Enforceability of Open Source Software Licenses and Provides Guidance for Licensors, Licensing and e-Merging Commerce Alert, September 5, 2008
Mr. Prager serves on the adjunct faculty of Fordham Law School and is an active supporter of a number of New York arts organizations.
Bar of New York
Bar of Washington
Supreme Court of the United States
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 1993, (Editor-in-Chief, Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal; Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society; West Publishing Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement)
A.B., Columbia College, 1990