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Eric Horsley

Eric Horsley, Ph.D.

Eric is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group. His practice focuses on patent prosecution and counseling. Eric has a Ph.D. in physics and brings his extensive education in physics to assist clients in protecting their technology. He is extremely comfortable doing high-level math and technologies that involve the same, such as machine learning and quantum computing. In law school, he was an extern with the Duke Office for Translation and Commercialization, working to protect the intellectual property of the university. Eric has experience in the following technical fields:

  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Software applications
  • Photoemission spectroscopy
  • Transducer imaging
  • Optical systems
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J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2022

Ph.D., Physics, University of Pennsylvania, 2019

B.S., Physics, The University of Texas at Austin, 2014



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Press Release
Haynes Boone Secures Complete Victory for Instacart in Patent Challenges
March 07, 2024

Haynes and Boone, LLP invalidated four patents that challenged Instacart’s business and position as a pioneer in online grocery delivery. The firm’s Patent Office Trials Practice Group won four separate inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) against Consumeron, LLC. Instacart is the leading grocery technology company in North America. The company pa [...]