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Eric Lucas


Eric is a registered patent attorney with a technical background in computer science.

While much of his work does involve complex patent infringement litigation, he has also litigated copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation claims, as well as matters involving fraud, breach of contract, and various other business torts.

Eric has significant trial experience around the country in various federal and state courts, as well as before the International Trade Commission and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Eric also advises clients on various intellectual property matters, including issues involving trademark and trade dress, art law, designing around patents, and avoiding copyright infringement of proprietary source code.


Representative matters

Volkswagen Group of America in winning first-of-its kind writ of mandamus from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacating WDTX denial of motion to dismiss or transfer for improper venue. Dealerships in WDTX not proven to be agents of Volkswagen.

Nichia Corporation, as lead counsel, in a 3-patent ITC Investigation in which all asserted claims were found not infringed, not supportive of a technical domestic industry, and/or invalid.

SS&C as plaintiff in trade secret litigation, resulting in $44M jury award, plus fees, against a key competitor.

Pro bono

Advises NYC-based artists, in connection with Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, on a variety of legal issues.

Advises aspiring NYC-based entrepreneurs, in connection with the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project, on business formation and intellectual property protection.



Attorney-at-Law, New York, U.S., 2015

Patent Attorney, United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2017


United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2017

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2017


B.S., Computer Science, George Mason University, 2011

J.D., University of Maryland, 2014

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.