Eric G. J. Kaviar

Associate

Boston, MA
D: 617.345.3217

"The practice of intellectual property law is an art. Creativity distinguishes great from good results. A great lawyer sees solutions that others cannot."

Overview
Bar Admissions

Massachusetts

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

Education

J.D., Northeastern University School of Law

B.A., cum laude, Bates College

Eric G. J. Kaviar is skilled in successfully resolving intellectual property and other commercial disputes as well as counseling businesses about ways to develop intellectual property. Through about a decade of work for an array of clients from Fortune 500s to startups, he understands that there are no one-size solutions to a company’s legal needs.

Eric creates, and executes, strategies that position a client to obtain a legal victory in a way that aligns with the client’s business needs and goals. He brings creative solutions to complex problems. While Eric enjoys being a zealous advocate in a courtroom, he routinely tries to talk clients out of bringing a lawsuit where there are more effective, efficient, or appropriate ways of achieving the underlying goal.

Eric has significant experience in the fields of patent, trade secret, copyright and trademark law. His technical experience covers a wide array of subjects, including video gaming technology, voice over IP technology, 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.     

Eric is adept at handling all aspects of litigation, from pre-filling investigation through trial. He has litigated in many jurisdictions, including federal district courts across the country as well as state court cases in Massachusetts Superior Court and the Delaware Court of Chancery. Eric is also experienced litigating at the International Trade Commission.

Eric received a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law, and a B.A., cum laude, in history and sociology (with departmental honors in both majors), from Bates College. During law school Eric interned in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston and for the Honorable William G. Young (in the District of Massachusetts). He also helped prepare Supreme Court briefing in DaimlerChrysler Corp. v. Cuno and was selected to teach a first-year Legal Practice course as well as serve as a teaching assistant for a first-year Constitutional Law course. 

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

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

Massachusetts Rising Stars (2013-2017)

Memberships

Boston Bar Association

Articles & Publications

Articles & Publications

"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

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Eric G. J. Kaviar
Practices
  • Intellectual Property & IP Litigation
  • IP Litigation
  • IP Transactions
  • Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Education

J.D., Northeastern University School of Law

B.A., cum laude, Bates College

Admissions

Massachusetts

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

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