Eric Kunio Morton

Professional Experience

Mr. Morton is a Director of U.S. Patent Prosecution in our firm and his work involves patent prosecution in the mechanical, electrical and chemical art fields.
He started his career at a U.S. intellectual property firm and thereafter expanded his practice to Japan where he has advised and counseled many of Japan’s largest corporations.  With nearly two decades of experience, Mr. Morton has assisted clients in a wide range of technically complex industries to develop robust and valuable portfolios.  His Japanese language skills allow him to translate and amend patent claims as well as advise them properly on certain nuances of U.S. patent law.

Mr. Morton’s diverse technical background has allowed him to rapidly learn new areas of technology and quickly apply such knowledge to develop meaningful patent protection.  He uses the team-building tactics he garnered as a football player for an undefeated Ivy League Championship team to carefully listen to his clients’ desires and tailor his advice in accordance with their business and financial objectives.  His friendly disposition allows him to develop meaningful and lasting relationships with clients, co-workers, and personnel at the U.S.P.T.O. in order to provide services far beyond legal counsel.  Mr. Morton received recognition for outstanding service as President of the Student Intellectual Property Law Association while in law school.


The State Bar of California
Registered to Practice before the USPTO
Admitted to practice law before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California


J.D., George Washington University Law School
B.A. in Engineering Sciences with a focus on Biomedical Engineering, Minor in Chemistry, Dartmouth College

Practice Areas

Patent Prosecution (Mechanical Engineering, Medical Devices, Semiconductor Technology, Material Science)
Patent Litigation and Support
Infringement Analysis