Erik S. Maurer
Adjunct Professor of Law
B.S., University of Illinois; J.D., Northwestern
B.S., University of Illinois; J.D. cum laude, Order of the Coif, Northwestern. Erik Maurer practices in the Chicago office of Banner & Witcoff, Ltd, where...Continue Reading
B.S., University of Illinois; J.D. cum laude, Order of the Coif, Northwestern. Erik Maurer practices in the Chicago office of Banner & Witcoff, Ltd, where he focuses on intellectual property litigation and counseling. He has participated on litigation teams advocating for clients' patent, trademark, trade dress, trade secret and copyright interests in both trial courts and the Federal Court of Appeals. Professor Maurer is dedicated to achieving clients' goals in the marketplace or the courts by appropriately utilizing a wide array of modern technological resources, alternative dispute resolution systems and traditional advocacy skills. In addition to litigation and counseling, Professor Maurer's practice involves the preparation, prosecution and exploitation of patent and trademark rights. While in law school, Professor Maurer served as an associate editor of Northwestern's Law Review, and published his article, "An Economic Justification for a Broad Interpretation of Patentable Subject Matter"in the Law Review's Spring 2001 volume. Prior to law school, he worked as a biologist in the environmental engineering field and as a policy-drafter for the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Professor Maurer is a registered patent attorney in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and licensed as an attorney in the State of Illinois. He is admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of the State of Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.