Eric L. Olavson Associate

     

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Eric Olavson focuses his practice on litigation, intellectual property, general liability, employment law and appellate matters. He has experience defending his clients against a variety of claims, including negligence, breach of contract, and tortious interference. He also has represented clients in high-stakes patent, trademark, copyright, false advertising, non-compete and trade secret disputes.

Some of Eric’s cases have been featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The National Law Journal, and Law360. Having represented both plaintiffs and defendants, Eric is well versed in all phases of civil litigation, including motion practice, discovery, depositions, expert reports, trials and appeals.

Eric has achieved early resolution and dismissal of claims ranging from breach of contract to negligence. He also helped a toy manufacturer and inventor successfully obtain a $30 million+ final judgment in a case about water-balloon intellectual property rights. During the course of that litigation, Eric helped achieve four patent preliminary injunctions that prohibited the sale of competing products throughout the United States, all of which were affirmed on appeal. In that regard, he has significant experience handling complex appeals and mandamus petitions in federal and state courts.

Representative Matters

Obtained a $30 million+ final judgment in a case about water-balloon intellectual property rights. During the course of that litigation, helped achieve four patent preliminary injunctions that prohibited the sale of the competing products, all of which were affirmed on appeal. The matter made headlines in The Wall Street Journal and Law360.

Prevailed in several appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in intellectual property disputes.

Successfully defended against an emergency motion for a temporary restraining order in a trade secret dispute.

Successfully defended against an emergency motion for a preliminary injunction in a copyright, trade dress and false advertising dispute.

Defended a $600,000 contract and tort lawsuit; the case settled on favorable terms and was dismissed.