Erich Veitenheimer

Partner

I enjoy working closely with cutting-edge innovators, particularly in the rapidly evolving agricultural biotech sector, to secure, protect and monetize worldwide intellectual property rights.

+1 202 842 7801
eveitenheimer@cooley.com

Dr. Erich Veitenheimer focuses on developing and implementing strategies to enable life sciences and biotech companies, universities and nonprofit research organizations to procure worldwide protection for their inventions and/or to provide them with the necessary freedom to operate. He has extensive experience in obtaining and defending patent positions by using practical, cost-effective approaches to resolving patent and trade secret disputes. He is named one of the top lawyers in the United States for life sciences and patent prosecution matters (Legal 500).

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Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
    JD, Leon Robbin Patent Award, 1998

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    PhD, Genetics and Statistics
    1985

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    MS, Genetics
    1982

  • Washington State University
    BS, Agronomy
    summa cum laude, 1980


Admissions & Credentials

District of Columbia

Maryland

Registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)

Memberships

  • American Bar Association

  • American Horticultural Society Board of Directors

  • American Seed Trade Association

  • Beautification Commission City of Alexandria Appointment

  • Seed Innovation and Protection Alliance

  • Trans Legal Services Network Advisory Council

  • Washington Council of Lawyers Board of Directors

Rankings & Accolades

    The Legal 500 US: Life Sciences and Patent Prosecution

Contact

+1 202 842 7801 office
+1 202 842 7899 fax
eveitenheimer@cooley.com

1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20004