Attorneys & Agents

Eric S. Hydorn



Eric Hydorn assists clients ranging from large corporations to solo inventors with drafting and prosecuting patent applications and preparing opinions directed to freedom-to-operate, patentability, invalidity, and infringement. He focuses his practice on chemical, biological, mechanical, electromechanical, and software innovations.

Before joining the firm, Eric worked in the intellectual property department of a Tier 1 supplier of climatized automotive seating. Concurrent with his undergraduate studies, he participated in watershed microbiology research with the Hope College Science Department and later interned for a Tier 1 supplier of electrochromic mirrors. Eric then joined a metalworking fluids supplier as a chemist, providing quality control testing, conducting product R&D, and providing on-site technical service to customers in the automotive and aerospace industries. While attending law school in the evenings, he worked full-time to jumpstart his intellectual property experience.

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
    • Juris Doctor, 2019
    • Member, University of Detroit Mercy Law Review
    • Dean’s Scholarship
  • Hope College
    • Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, 2014
    • Men’s Club Lacrosse

Honors and Awards

  • SuperLawyers® Rising Stars (Michigan), 2022

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Administrative & Regulatory Law, Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Young Lawyers Sections
  • Michigan Intellectual Property Inn of Court
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Pontiac Regional Chamber
    • Board of Directors