Eric B. Fugett, M.S.

Clients in the life sciences, manufacturing and shooting sports industries rely on registered patent attorney Eric B. Fugett for assistance with a variety of issues relating to intellectual property (IP) law, including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret matters. Emphasizing patent preparation, prosecution, and litigation, Eric also frequently assists clients with IP portfolio management and development, patent infringement and invalidity issues, state and federal trademark registrations, and IP enforcement. Food, drug, and medical device companies also regularly turn to Eric for advice and assistance regarding USDA and FDA regulatory compliance issues. Eric's technical background spans the disciplines of microbiology, molecular biology and genetics, plant science, and food safety.

The son of a master gunsmith, Eric also has an intimate knowledge of the shooting industry gained through years of experience working alongside his father in the family business. Recent examples of Eric’s firearms patent practice include: 

Personable with a straight-forward approach to the complex IP issues faced by corporate clients and individuals, Eric takes pride in helping inventors and entrepreneurs protect their innovations and introduce new products to the marketplace.

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  • Member, Delaware, New York, Tennessee and American Bar Associations
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
Prior Affiliations
  • Associate, Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP, Wilmington, Delaware
  • Associate, Potter Anderson & Corroon, LLP, Wilmington, Delaware
  • Volunteer Law Clerk, The Honorable Leonard P. Stark, U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware


  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 2009
    • Carl J. Ruskowski Clinical Legal Education Award
  • M.S., Cornell University, Food Science, 2006
    • Graduate Research Assistantship
    • Western New York Institute of Food Technology Graduate Fellowship
    • Cornell Teaching Assistantship
  • B.S., University of Arkansas, Food Science, 2003
    • Chancellor's Scholar
    • Ozark Food Processors Association Scholarship
    • Robert C. Byrd Academic Merit Scholarship

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Industries Served

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware
  • New York
  • Tennessee
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Delaware
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee