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Eric Olavson

is an attorney with Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group. He practices in the fields of intellectual property and complex commercial litigation. He has worked extensively on cases involving patent, trademark, and copyright claims. Mr. Olavson represents Tinnus and ZURU in the matters mentioned above. Mr. Olavson earned his J.D. from The George Washington University. He is admitted to the bars of the District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland, the Federal Circuit, the Eastern District of Texas, and the Eastern District of Virginia.

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Recent Articles by Eric Olavson

Win in Water Balloon Battle Suggests Hope for Patent Owners at PTAB

IPWatchdog’s coverage of the November 2017 Bunch O Balloons district court trial left off with an Eastern District of Texas jury awarding $12.3 million in damages to patent owner Tinnus Enterprises and its partner ZURU against major U.S. telemarketing firms Telebrands and its subsidiaries. The jury found that Telebrands had willfully infringed Tinnus’ patents that protected Tinnus’ Bunch O Balloons invention, and that those patents were not invalid. But even with the November 2017 jury award in place, Tinnus still faced the upcoming specter of patent validity trials for which Telebrands had petitioned the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) for the patents-in-suit. Additionally, the Eastern District of Texas had not yet ruled on post-trial motions regarding the jury’s verdict.