Erik Dykema | Attorney

Mr. Dykema’s practice focuses on patent litigation and post-grant proceedings in the telecommunications area, with particular emphasis on infringement and validity analysis, charting, and argument. Mr. Dykema complements his expertise in patent litigation with over 10 years of industry experience in the fields of telecommunications, computer systems architecture, and software engineering, bringing a deep and practical understanding of client perspectives, business processes, and IT operations. Mr. Dykema also frequently works with tech startups and other small businesses on contracting, outsourcing, IP and dispute resolution matters.

Prior to joining Upshaw PLLC, Mr. Dykema was the co-founder and CEO of CaseRails, a legal technology startup that provides innovative legal support services to law firms. Mr. Dykema also worked as an associate in the Patent Litigation group at King and Spalding, where he counseled clients, managed discovery, interviewed witnesses, drafted pleadings and motion practice, prepared witnesses for deposition, took and defended depositions, and drafted claim construction contentions and briefs. Complimentary to his law practice, Mr. Dykema teaches Media Law at the newly established Tandon School of Engineering at New York University; and also serves on the board of Directors of Tech Kids Unlimited, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to bringing technology education to students with special needs.

Mr. Dykema regularly represents his clients in State and Federal Court, at commercial transactions and closings, and at private negotiations. He has appeared before the Eastern District of Texas, the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the New York State Supreme Court, and the New Jersey Superior Court on matters including arguing Markman hearings, motion practice, and contract disputes. Mr. Dykema has represented U.S. and international clients in connection with the litigation, prosecution, licensing and enforcement of patent, copyright, and trademark rights in a wide range of industries including cellular communications, defense systems, microelectronics, CMOS image sensors, embedded systems, social networking, cosmetics, image recognition, speech recognition, operating systems, virtual machines, DNA sequencing, fiber optics, signal processing, and telecommunications.