Erin Austin is counsel in Venable LLP’s New York office. Erin’s experience encompasses patent litigation, including under the Hatch-Waxman Act; inter partes review and interference proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office; due diligence investigations for high-profile acquisitions; patent prosecution and opinion work; and assisting clients with ex-US opposition proceedings. She has worked on matters involving a range of technologies, including small molecule pharmaceuticals, formulations, polymorphs, and chemical processes; toner bottles for laser copiers; and loyalty rewards programmes. Her technical background is in the chemical and pharmaceutical arts. Before practising law, Erin was a chemist in the pharmaceutical industry.

Erin received her BS degree in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, her MS degree in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology, and her JD degree, summa cum laude, from the Benjamin N Cardozo School of Law.