Eric Ludwig is the Founder of Ludwig APC. He is an experienced trial lawyer and certified privacy professional with an extensive background in intellectual property, business litigation, privacy, data security, and technology matters. He represents clients in complicated, high-value patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, employment law, privacy, cyber security, and business dispute cases in California courts as well as in federal courts throughout the United States.
Eric’s trial resume includes numerous complex felony criminal cases often involving fraud, with nearly two dozen cases resulting in jury verdicts. His clients come from the United States, Europe, Asia, and India and range from individual inventors and entrepreneurs to start-up ventures and Fortune 100 companies.
In addition to his trial work, Eric enjoys a sophisticated transactional practice, which covers trademark prosecution, copyright registration, and the negotiation and drafting of multifaceted licensing and business deals. He has expertise in various administrative proceedings involving intellectual property rights, such as TTAB, ICANN, UDRP, and WIPO. He also often guides clients in the monetization and leveraging of their IP portfolios.
Through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Eric has earned credentials as a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), accredited under ANSI/ISO standard 17024:2012.
Prior business deal engagements consist of coordinating the sale of multi-million-dollar companies, crafting OEM design and manufacturing agreements for producers in China, preparing research and development contracts in the oil industry, and a variety of software, technology, and brand licensing transactions.
In a recent webinar moderated by Gene Quinn, President & CEO of IPWatchdog, Ludwig APC founder, Eric Ludwig, and Pattric Rawlins, partner at Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch, discussed the topic of inventorship, including subjects such as naming inventor(s) on a patent and the implications of amending and contesting Inventorship. “Matters of inventorship and patent ownership are easy until they’re not—until there’s a fight or a disagreement over co-inventorship,” Ludwig explained. “If the parties have a good relationship and there is an amicable decision to correct an error or omission as to who is named as an inventor, then that’s an easy process. If it’s contested, that’s when problems arise.”