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Eric B. Alspaugh

Irvine
(888) 868-2939
ealspaugh@ckrlaw.com
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BAR ADMISSIONS

CA and USPTO


AREAS OF PRACTICE

Corporate/Transactional
Mergers and Acquisitions
Private equity/Venture Capital
FDA & Life Sciences
Intellectual Property
IP Litigation


ACCREDITATIONS

Orange County Bar Association and Orange County Mandatory Fee Arbitrator

EDUCATION

University of California San Diego (B.S. Biology)
University of San Diego School of Law (J.D.)


LANGUAGES

English

Eric Alspaugh is a Partner of the firm with 20+ years of business and legal expertise representing companies in a broad range of technical industries for regulated international business transactions.

Mr. Alspaugh specializes in patent portfolio management, copyrights, trademarks, and licensing issues for clients in a wide range of industries, including medical device, consumer products, sports, software applications,  and automotive.  His clients range from start-ups to well established corporations, both domestic and international.  He has substantial experience in the preparation and prosecution of both U.S. and international patent applications.

Mr. Alspaugh serves as General Counsel for various corporations in California.  In that capacity, he provides counseling on corporate structure, compliance, regulatory, and he conducts IP due diligence in preparation for mergers and acquisitions and/or venture and capital investments.

He frequently counsels clients on patent strategy, infringement issues, and intellectual property due diligence.  He authors opinion letters regarding patent invalidity and non-infringement.  Mr. Alspaugh also represents clients in the preparation and/or negotiation of contracts including: licensing contracts, non-disclosure agreements, collaboration agreements, consultation agreements, and SEC filings. And, he is a recognized expert in preparing investigational new drug applications, Class II and Class III medical device FDA submissions, and all aspects of cGMP implementation for drugs, medical devices, food, cosmetics, nutraceuticals, and dietary supplements.

While in law school, Mr. Alspaugh worked as a patent agent and a law clerk at Haight Brown and Bonesteel LLP, a full-service litigation and business transaction firm.  Mr. Alspaugh was then recruited to serve as patent counsel for Biosensors International, Inc., a medical device company traded on the Singapore Stock Exchange, specializing in the manufacture of innovative drug eluding heart stents.  He has successfully launched two corporations that developed new drug eluting stents and bifurcation catheter technologies.

Professional Organization Affiliations

Mr. Alspaugh is very involved in the Orange County medical device community.  He is a member of the Orange County Bar Association; DeviceAlliance, an industry association focused on medical devices; and OCTANe, an Orange County technology industry association.  Mr. Alspaugh also volunteers his expertise to numerous non-profits in the fields of animal rescue, STEM education, green technology, arts, and medical device. Mr. Alspaugh also serves on the board of numerous private companies.