Senior Associate

Phone: 703.962.7846

Email: eolavson@dbllawyers.com

Office: Leesburg VA

  • Eric’s practice focuses on complex litigation, intellectual property, government contracts, employment law, and appellate matters. He is licensed to practice in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.
  • Recent litigation victories include a $30 million+ final judgment in Tinnus and ZURU v Telebrands (a case about water-balloon intellectual property rights). During the course of that litigation, Eric helped achieve four preliminary injunctions for his clients, all of which were affirmed on appeal. See, e.g., Tinnus Enters., LLC v. Telebrands Corp., 846 F.3d 1190 (Fed. Cir. 2017). The case ultimately went to trial, and the jury found the defendants liable for infringement and awarded $12.25 million in damages. The trial court then doubled the jury’s award, as well as awarded $4.75 million in attorneys’ fees and $1.6 million in pre-judgment interest, for a total final judgment award of over $30 million.
  • Eric is experienced in appellate matters and has helped his clients prevail in several victories before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
  • Additionally, Eric was the lead attorney in defending a $600,000 contract and tort lawsuit. The case settled on favorable terms.
  • Eric is well-versed in all the phases of litigation, including motion practice, discovery, depositions, expert reports, and trial.
  • Before joining Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, Eric worked as a law clerk at Baker & Hostetler LLP, addressing litigation and government contracts issues, and as a legal intern at international jet-engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce.
  • Eric earned his juris doctor from The George Washington University Law School. While there, he represented pro bono clients through Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics, sat on the university’s Moot Court Board, acted as staff editor of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Quarterly Journal, and was honored with a graduation award for Excellence in Pre-Trial and Trial Advocacy.
  • The George Washington Law School – J.D.
  • Brigham Young University – B.A.
  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • Patent Venue Primer for 2019: The Patent Venue Landscape After TC Heartland, Greater Richmond Intellectual Property Law Association (2019)
  • The Patent Venue Landscape after TC Heartland, The Knowledge Group (2018)