Eric M. Fraser
Eric’s practice focuses on antitrust litigation, intellectual property litigation, and appeals. He primarily represents technology companies in the consumer electronics, biotechnology, aerospace, and software industries.
Eric is a registered Patent Attorney and is the only antitrust lawyer named on the 2013 Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. His intellectual property practice includes patent litigation, copyright litigation, trade secrets, and trademarks. His appellate work includes practicing before the 9th Circuit and Arizona Court of Appeals.
Before joining Osborn Maledon, Eric clerked for Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. After clerking he served as the Executive Director for Research at the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based nonpartisan research organization dedicated to improving the regulation of financial markets.
Eric has a degree in Physics from Pomona College and a J.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. This educational background gives him a unique perspective on patent and antitrust law, which he uses to understand clients' products and businesses, as well as the legal landscapes they face. As a result of his degrees in science, law, and business, he is as comfortable with technical details and financial data as he is with statutes and regulations.
He has published widely in these areas, including at SCOTUSblog and in the University of Chicago Law Review, Stanford Technology Law Review, Cornell Journal of Law & Public Policy, and the Journal of Technology Law & Policy. Eric was awarded the John M. Olin Prize in Law and Economics at the University of Chicago, where he was also the John M. Olin Scholar in Law and Economics.
New York Times features Eric Fraser’s research on the D.C. Circuit
Southwest Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Antitrust Litigation, 2013
Phoenix-Taipei Sister Cities Committee, 2013-
The Jurisdiction of the D.C. Circuit, 23 Cornell J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 131 (2013) (lead author)
The Role of Economic Analysis in Competition Law (with Douglas H. Ginsburg), in Intellectual Property, Competition Law, and Economics in Asia (Ian McEwin ed., 2011) (book chapter)
Opinion Analysis: Court Restricts Use of FOIA in FCA Cases, SCOTUSblog (2011)
Argument Recap: Court Wrestles with the Definition of “Report,” SCOTUSblog (2011)
Antitrust and the Google Books Settlement: The Problem of Simultaneity, 2010 Stan. Tech. L. Rev. 4
A Postmortem Look at Citywide WiFi, 14 No. 2 J. Internet L. 1 (2010)
The Failure of Public WiFi, 14 J. Tech. L. & Pol'y 161 (2009)
Reducing Fraud against the Government: Using FOIA Disclosures in Qui Tam Litigation, 75 U. Chi. L. Rev. 497 (2008). Reprinted in 49 False Claims Act & Qui Tam Q. Rev. 159 (2008)