Eric Osterberg is the founder of Osterberg LLC. Eric has litigated a wide range of cases in federal courts across the country on issues of concern to intellectual property owners and users including: international and domestic copyright infringement; patent and design patent infringement; trade secret disputes; trademark and trade dress infringement; breaches of entertainment industry contracts; counterfeiting and false advertising.
Eric's intellectual property clients include patent and trademark owners and users in a variety of industries, music publishers, songwriters, collective licensing societies, record companies, print publishers and authors, motion picture studios, television and motion picture producers, advertising agencies, Internet service and telecommunications providers, and clothing designers and manufacturers.
Eric's commercial litigation experience includes representing investor funds, directors and companies in lawsuits involving fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and violation of federal and state regulations; representing insurance industry participants and regulators; representing commercial real estate developers and investors; and representing vendors and purchasers in cases involving failed computer systems.
Eric began his career in New York City with his father in 1993 at the intellectual property boutique Abeles Clark Osterberg & Prager. Later, Eric worked in the New York City offices of two large firms where he continued focusing on intellectual property litigation, licensing and counseling. Eric moved his principal office to Stamford in 2005 so that he could be closer to his home in Wilton, CT, yet still easily reach his clients and the federal courthouses in New York City. Eventually, he started his own firm in Stamford, which he managed until he joined Fox Rothschild in 2009, and then formed Osterberg LLC in 2012.
Eric is a frequent lecturer and has published numerous articles on copyright law. He is co-author of Substantial Similarity In Copyright Law (PLI 2003-2012), a treatise devoted to the analysis of the ways in which courts compare works in copyright infringement cases. He is part of the group that drafted the ABA model jury instructions for copyright infringement cases (published spring 2008).
Eric is serving a three-year term on the editorial board of the AIPLA Quarterly Journal. Eric and other members of the editorial board are responsible for selecting articles for the publication, which presents materials related to intellectual property matters.
Eric's speaking engagements include appearances before the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. Copyright Society of the South, Licensing Executives Society and the Fairfield County Bar Association. He is frequently interviewed by the media.
Eric is Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated. While a law student he served on the Board of Editors of the Emory Law Journal. He was selected as a Top Lawyer for 2010 in Fairfield County, CT in the Litigation and Intellectual Property categories by Westport Magazine and New Canaan-Darien Magazine.
IN addition to his New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts Bar admissions, Eric is admitted to practice in the following federal courts:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, Seventh, Eighth and Federal Circuits;
U.S. District Courts for the District of Connecticut and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Memberships and Professional Associations:
AIPLA Quarterly Journal Editorial Board;
The Copyright Society of the U.S.A;
Federal Bar Council;
Connecticut Bar Association- Intellectual Property, Federal Practice and Litigation Sections
INTA- Lefkowitz Moot Court Committee Brief Judge 2011-2012, Courts & Tribunals Subcommittee 2008-2009, Anti Counterfeiting and Enforcement North America Subcommittee 2006-2007.