Mr. Eland has extensive experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the mechanical and medical fields. In addition to his domestic practice, Mr. Eland maintains a significant foreign practice, with considerable experience prosecuting applications in the Europe Community and the Pacific Rim.
Mr. Eland has also been actively involved in litigation, enforcing clients’ intellectual property rights, and defending clients against third party infringement claims. He has successfully litigated patent, trademark and copyright cases at both the trial and appellate levels. Mr. Eland’s litigation experience also includes successfully representing clients for inter partes proceedings in patent and trademark offices in the United States, Europe and China.
Mr. Eland received his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering, cum laude, from Drexel University in 1991. While at Drexel, he was inducted into the honorary engineering societies Tau Beta Pi and Pi Tau Sigma. Mr. Eland received his J.D., cum laude, from Villanova Law School in 1994. At Villanova he was an editor and writer for the Villanova Law Review.
Mr. Eland has presented lectures and in-house presentations on most aspects of intellectual property law. In addition, Mr. Eland has authored several papers on diverse aspects of intellectual property law, including “The Abstraction-Filtration Test: Determining Literal Copyright Protection for Software” published in the Villanova Law Review, volume 38.