Erik Kane has nearly eight years of experience providing his clients, primarily in the computer arts, with litigation, licensing and counseling services in areas of intellectual property law which include patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret litigation before federal courts, state courts, the International Trade Commission, and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Mr. Kane is also adept at prosecuting copyrights and trademarks, as well as software patents. His practice focuses primarily on litigation at the trial and appellate level. He regularly prepares infringement and invalidity analyses and has participated in all stages of litigation including discovery, depositions, motions practice, oral arguments, and has served as trial counsel.

In addition to securing, protecting and enforcing clients’ intellectual property rights, Mr. Kane also routinely counsels clients on other intellectual property related matters including e-commerce, digital certificate technologies, token-based and biometric authentication, ICANN domain name Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) disputes, digital rights management, web services and end user license agreements (EULA), software licensing, compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), website privacy policies, Consumer Product Safety Commission compliance, Federal Trade Commission compliance, website disclaimers and Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) compliance. He renders infringement and validity opinions on electronics and software patents in the fields of computer science, telecommunications and Internet-based standards and services as well as conducts patent clearance and invalidity searches.

Prior to joining Kenyon, Mr. Kane served as a law clerk in the United States Court of Federal Claims and served in the DC office of United States Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Kane has a B.S. in Computer Science, summa cum laude, and a B.A. in the humanities, also summa cum laude, from Muhlenberg College. He earned a J.D., with honors, from George Washington University.  

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  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit