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.