With this approach Erik has successfully served as appellate advocate; handled temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction hearings; secured and executed seizure orders; examined witnesses, presented evidence, and argued to judge, jury, and arbitrator; efficiently conducted complex ESI discovery; drafted winning motions through every phase of litigation; and briefed successful appellate and amicus curiae submissions.
Mr. Maurer is also a contributing author to the Patent Trial Advocacy Casebook, Second Edition published by the American Bar Association.
Erik graduated Order of the Coif and earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law. He was an associate editor of Northwestern’s Law Review, and published his article, "An Economic Justification for a Broad Interpretation of Patentable Subject Matter" in the Law Review’s Spring 2001 volume. Prior to law school, Erik worked in the environmental engineering field and in policy development at the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Erik earned a Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1996.
Mr. Maurer was again named an "Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star" in the field of Intellectual Property Litigation in the February 2011 edition of Chicago Magazine. Super Lawyers Rising Stars names the state's top 2% of up-and-coming attorneys under the age of 40 based on a comprehensive research process to find evidence of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Erik Maurer practices in the Chicago office of Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.