Eric Blatt is an IP attorney at Scale LLP. Eric specializes in supporting emerging companies regarding intellectual property strategy and issues relating to federally-funded R&D. A former patent examiner and an accomplished litigator, Eric advises on patent drafting and prosecution, licensing and litigation, R&D agreements, government contracts and subcontracts, and strategic partnerships.
Eric is a leading expert on IP issues for startups receiving federal R&D funding, and he speaks and publishes frequently on IP and other issues relating to the SBIR program—a federal program that annually awards approximately $5B to startups performing high-impact R&D. Eric’s articles can be found at IPWatchdog, Federal News Network, Law360, and AIPLA Quarterly Journal, and he has spoken at a number of venues, including the SBIR National Conferences in 2017, 2019, and 2021, and at MIT’s Mission Innovation Program for dual-use ventures.
Eric is a member of the IP Committee for the Small Business Technology Council, which is an education and advocacy organization supporting small businesses participating in the SBIR program.