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Eric A. Prager

Eric A. Prager

K&L Gates LLP

New York, NY, USA


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.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

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.

PRESENTATIONS

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.

PUBLICATIONS

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

PROFESSIONAL/CIVIC ACTIVITIES

Mr. Prager serves on the adjunct faculty of Fordham Law School and is an active supporter of a number of New York arts organizations.

ADMISSIONS

Bar of New York Bar of Washington
Supreme Court of the United States
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

EDUCATION

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

ACHIEVEMENTS

Mr. Prager has appeared as an on-air commentator on CNBC and MSNBC, and he is frequently quoted on intellectual property issues in a variety of legal and general interest publications. One of his published articles on trademark dilution has been cited by two U.S. Courts of Appeals and was relied upon by the government in its briefing to the U.S. Supreme Court in the Victoria’s Secret case, 537 U.S. 418 (2003).

The Puget Sound Business Journal named Mr. Prager a “40 Under 40” business leader in Seattle in 2006.

LANGUAGES

French

PRIMARY PRACTICE

IP Procurement and Portfolio Management

SECONDARY PRACTICES

Commercial Transactions and Outsourcing
Emerging Payment Systems
Food Industry
Interactive Entertainment
IP Litigation
Privacy, Data Protection and Information Management
Technology Transactions
Telecom, Media and Technology

Eric A. Prager is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Avoiding Ethics Issues in IP Transactions - IP Issues in Business Transactions 2017, Wednesday, January 11, 2017
New IP Issues Impacting Business Transactions: Copyrights, Trademarks, Domain Names, Patents and Trade Secrets - IP Issues in Business Transactions 2017, Wednesday, January 11, 2017
IP Issues for In-House Counsel - IP Issues in Business Transactions 2017, Wednesday, January 11, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio New IP Issues Impacting Business Transactions: Copyrights, Trademarks, Domain Names, Patents and Trade Secrets - New IP Issues Impacting Business Transactions: Copyrights, Trademarks, Domain Names, Patents and Trade Secrets, Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Avoiding Ethics Issues in IP Transactions - Avoiding Ethics Issues in IP Transactions, Wednesday, January 11, 2017
IP Issues for In-House Counsel - IP Issues for In-House Counsel, Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts IP Issues for In-House Counsel - IP Issues for In-House Counsel, Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Avoiding Ethics Issues in IP Transactions - Avoiding Ethics Issues in IP Transactions, Wednesday, January 11, 2017
New IP Issues Impacting Business Transactions: Copyrights, Trademarks, Domain Names, Patents and Trade Secrets - New IP Issues Impacting Business Transactions: Copyrights, Trademarks, Domain Names, Patents and Trade Secrets, Wednesday, January 11, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg IP Issues for In-House Counsel - IP Issues for In-House Counsel, Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Avoiding Ethics Issues in IP Transactions - Avoiding Ethics Issues in IP Transactions, Wednesday, January 11, 2017
New IP Issues Impacting Business Transactions: Copyrights, Trademarks, Domain Names, Patents and Trade Secrets - New IP Issues Impacting Business Transactions: Copyrights, Trademarks, Domain Names, Patents and Trade Secrets, Wednesday, January 11, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs IP Issues in Business Transactions 2017, Tuesday, January 17, 2017, New York, NY
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks IP Issues in Business Transactions 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Essential Elements of the License Agreement - IP Issues in Business Transactions 2017, Monday, February 13, 2017
Ethics Issues in Intellectual Property Practice - IP Issues in Business Transactions 2017, Monday, February 13, 2017
Sample Trade Secret Policy - IP Issues in Business Transactions 2017, Monday, February 13, 2017
Sample Confidentiality and Intellectual Property Agreement - IP Issues in Business Transactions 2017, Monday, February 13, 2017
Content License Agreement - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2017, Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar IP Issues in Business Transactions 2018, Monday, January 08, 2018, New York, NY
IP Issues in Business Transactions 2018, Thursday, February 08, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast IP Issues in Business Transactions 2018 NY, Monday, January 08, 2018, New York, NY
IP Issues in Business Transactions 2018 SF, Thursday, February 08, 2018, San Francisco, CA
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web IP Issues in Business Transactions 2018, Monday, January 08, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
IP Issues in Business Transactions 2018, Monday, January 08, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
IP Issues in Business Transactions 2018, Monday, January 08, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
IP Issues in Business Transactions 2018, Monday, January 08, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
IP Issues in Business Transactions 2018, Monday, January 08, 2018, Atlanta, GA
IP Issues in Business Transactions 2018, Monday, January 08, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
IP Issues in Business Transactions 2018, Monday, January 08, 2018, Boston, MA
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