Eric M. Gibson


Eric M. Gibson has experience in all aspects of IP protection – patent, trademark, and copyright law. Mr. Gibson has prepared patent infringement, clearance/freedom-to-operate, invalidity, landscape, and patentability opinions, drafted and prosecuted patent applications, and managed U.S. and foreign patent portfolios for clients. He has also drafted and negotiated a variety of IP-related agreements, including content licenses, website agreements, professional services and hardware procurement agreements.

Specialties: Disclosure intake and invention mining, patent drafting and prosecution, prior art research, patent-related opinion letter drafting, trademark enforcement and prosecution, IP contract negotiation and drafting, domain name cybersquatting protection and enforcement, DMCA compliance, copyright fair use analysis and opinion drafting.

Technologies: Athletic gear and footwear, knitting and textiles, automotive, vehicle control and navigation, autonomous vehicles, aviation and aerospace, satellite guidance systems, medical devices, computer networking and telecommunications, wind energy, software, financial services, and other mechanical, electrical, and computer technologies.

Before entering private practice, Mr. Gibson was a Patent Examiner for the United States Patent and Trademark Office for nearly seven years. As an Examiner, Mr. Gibson reviewed patent applications for vehicle control and navigation systems. In addition to seven years at the Patent Office and eight years with Plumsea, Mr. Gibson also has experience at Dow Lohnes PLLC and Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC.

He is a registered patent attorney and is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Virginia.


  • B.A., Physics, University of Chicago, 1998
  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2006y


  • Registered  Patent Attorney
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Contact Info:

v: 301 365 9040

f: 301 365 9101