KEVIN R. ERDMAN
Kevin is a patent attorney at Brannon Sowers & Cracraft PC. Kevin practices primarily in information, Internet, and intellectual property (patent, trademark, and copyright) law. He has represented clients ranging from start-up companies to multinational corporations in Internet business protection matters. Kevin's experience also includes assisting clients in technology portfolio development and management for small to medium sized businesses and business units; U.S. and foreign patents; domain name disputes; software and content licensing; distribution and development agreements; electronic commerce agreements and procedures; privacy policies; patent licensing; and trademark and copyright registration, licensing and litigation. In health care and life sciences, he has represented medical technology and bioinformatics companies in patent and agreement transactions and disputes.
Kevin's representative cases involve representing a publicly traded software company in defense of a multiparty software patent infringement action; representing a public agency in negotiating a settlement of a multimilliion dollar software agreement dispute; representing medical device manufacturers in multinational patent and trademark disputes in U.S., Canadian, and European tribunals against U.S. and European firms; representing a machine tool manufacturer in enforcing patent rights against multiple competitors; representing an Internet media delivery company in structuring privacy, marketing, and affiliation arrangements; representing an automotive industry electronics manufacturer in procuring and maintaining a portfolio of technology assets, including electronic and software patents; representing a foreign software company in entering the U.S. market and establishing licensees and distribution channels; representing a chemical manufacturer in settling a multi-jurisdiction patent dispute by negotiating terms with counsel in various jurisdictions and coordinating comprehensive settlement agreements in U.S., Europe, and Asia; representing a European retailer wanting to expand its e-commerce activity into the U.S. by providing appropriate U.S. terms and procedures with customers and coordinating import compliance for goods delivery; representing health care provider in dispute with software support company; representing agricultural implement manufacturer in world-wide protection and licensing of patent and trademark portfolio.
Kevin is a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, Indiana University Honors College Alumni Board of Advisors, Electronic Privacy Information Center, the Indiana University School of Informatics Alumni Board of Advisors, and the Federation Internationale Des conseils en Propriete Industrielle (FICPI, or International Federation of Industrial Property Attorneys) United States section. Kevin is also on the Board of Directors and co-chairs the Communications Committee for the International Technology Law Association.
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