Erin J.D. Austin

Erin J.D. Austin

Associate, New York

Erin Austin has experience with both patent litigation and patent prosecution, including both interference and inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She also has experience with due diligence investigation and opinion work.

Erin’s experience includes work on matters involving small molecule pharmaceuticals, formulations, polymorphs, and chemical processes. Her technical background is in the chemical and pharmaceutical arts. Prior to joining the firm, she was an Associate Research Chemist in the pharmaceutical industry for two years.

While in law school, Erin served as a Senior Articles Editor on the Cardozo Law Review, in which she was also published. She also served as a student intern to the Honorable Anne E. Thompson, United States District Court, District of New Jersey.

Case Highlight
Erin helped obtain judgments in favor of client Gilead in two patent interferences against Idenix relating to nucleoside analogs useful for treating HCV infection. Gilead’s patent involved in the first interference covers the active metabolite of its drug Sovaldi®.