Erin Dungan is an associate in the Intellectual Property group, focusing her practice on intellectual property litigation, especially patent infringement litigation and pre-suit investigations. Her clients have come from a wide range of industries, including surgical and other medical devices, flash hardware, and computer equipment. In addition, Erin has experience in copyright and trademark litigation, including involving cybersquatting and counterfeiting. Erin represents clients in complex commercial
litigation, such as breach of contract, warranty, trade secret, antitrust,
fraud and predatory lending matters.
Erin is committed to helping her community, and through
her pro bono practice assists victims of domestic abuse obtain orders of
protection. She also represents pro bono clients in landlord/tenant disputes
and asylum applications and appeals. She is a qualified neutral under Rule 114
of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice, and an active member of the Board
of Directors for the Minnesota Justice Foundation.
Erin received her law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law, where she was an articles editor for the Santa Clara Law Review
and served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Jeremy Fogel, United States District Court for the Northern District of California. She received her B.S. in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University and her M.S.E. in biomechanical engineering from Stanford University.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2004
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 2003
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, 2003
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, 2003
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 2003
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2010
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, 2003
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, 2014
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2016