R. Eric Hutz

Reed Smith LLP

Eric is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property, Innovation and Information Practice Group. His practice over the last 30 years involves patent litigation in Federal Court on behalf of patent owners and defendants, focusing on a variety of technical fields and also involves patent licensing, transaction due diligence studies, and valuing patent portfolios. Eric is a member of the AIPLA, Federal Circuit Bar Association, Federal Bar Association and Licensing Executives Society. He has lectured to various groups on a wide range of patent related topics, including patent damages. Eric graduated from Lehigh University and the George Washington University Law School. He is currently serving as Chair of The Sedona Conference Working Group 9 on Patent Damages and Remedies (WG9), after first joining the Steering Committee for WG9 and also Working Group 10 on Patent Litigation Best Practices (WG10) in January 2015.