Eric G. J. Kaviar



Eric Kaviar is a skilled litigator and negotiator with a focus on intellectual property. He helps clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 corporations prevail in disputes involving patent, trade secret, copyright, and trademark law. He also counsels business regarding developing their IP and entering into agreements.

His technical experience includes an array of technology and subject matter, including firearms, video games, voice over IP, content delivery networks, electrophoretic displays, suspended particle devices, optical equipment, point-of-sale devices, matrix displays, helmets, eyewear, adjustable bed frames, medical devices, and various types of software. A longtime automotive enthusiast, Eric also works with the firm’s automotive business litigation group.

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J.D., Northeastern University School of Law

B.A., cum laude, Bates College



U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

honors & awards

The Best Lawyers in America©  – Litigation- Intellectual Property (2018-2023)

Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2021)

Massachusetts Rising Stars (2013-2020)


Boston Bar Association


“Contract Rights Vs. Patent Invalidity: 2 Key Cases To Watch,” Co-Author, Law360, June 2021

“What We Know So Far About Direct Infringement Post-Form 18,” Intellectual Property Law360, May 2017

“Supreme Court Substantially Lowers Standard for Proving Enhanced Damages for Patent Infringement,” Burns & Levinson Intellectual Property Law Update, June 2016

“Leveraging the ITC’s Power, Post-Suprema,” Intellectual Property Magazine, March 2015

“Suprema v ITC: Defining ‘Articles That Infringe’,” Intellectual Property Magazine, March  2015

“Five Intellectual Property ‘Landmines’ Entrepreneurs Should Avoid,” Upstart Business Journal, August 2013

speaking engagements

“ITC Section 337 Practice Panel Discussion”, Panelist, Boston Patent Law Association, October 2020