ERICK C. HOWARD
Mr. Howard, Shartsis Friese LLP, San Francisco, is a partner in the Firm’s Litigation Department and head of the Firm’s Trademark Prosecution Practice. Mr. Howard’s primary expertise is in intellectual property litigation (including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, computer law and the protection of technology), contract disputes, business torts and other business litigation.
Mr. Howard also has substantial experience related to technology transactions. Mr. Howard has drafted and negotiated licensing, development, strategic alliance, joint venture and other Internet and technology-related agreements. He has helped businesses and individuals secure trademarks and copyrights and has provided strategic counseling to clients with respect to doing business on the Internet and protecting their intellectual property rights.
Before joining the Firm, Mr. Howard was an intellectual property litigation associate at Sidley & Austin (now Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood) in Chicago from 1996 to 2000. Mr. Howard was a technology transactions associate at Cooley Godward LLP in San Francisco from 2000 to 2002.
Mr. Howard received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.