Eric C. Woglom

Retired Partner

  • LLB, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1967; Winner: Triangle Cup Moot Court Competition
  • BA (Chemistry), Yale University, 1964


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

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Chair, Committee on Patents, 1992-95; Committee on Antitrust and Trade Regulation, 1997-2000)
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association (Chair, Committee on Economic Matters Affecting the Profession, 1986-1989)
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

  • Spokesperson for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York at the Department of Commerce Hearings on the Patenting of Biotechnical Inventions – San Diego, 1994
  • Member of Intellectual Property Advisory Committee of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, 1995-1999
  • Lecturer on Litigation Strategy, American Conference Institute – San Francisco, Washington, DC, 2002-2003
  • Lecturer on Protection of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Inventions (Inventorship, Ownership and Priority), EuroLegal – London, 2000-2002
  • Lecturer on Patent Infringement Litigation, Practicing Law Institute – New York, 1990-1991
  • Mediator for NY Supreme Court

Eric C. Woglom

Retired Partner

Eric Woglom joined Ropes & Gray as a partner in 2005 when it merged with Fish & Neave, the IP boutique where he had been a partner from 1976 to 2004. He retired on June 30, 2008, although he continues to do some client work.


Concentrating in chemical and biochemical cases, Eric has acted for the world’s leaders in technology:  ExxonMobil, General Electric, Milliken, Univation, Inco, Rhodia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BASF, Schering-Plough, Squibb, Knoll Pharmaceuticals, AlliedSignal and Ebara. Eric’s engagements have included:  Schering-Plough v. Interferon Sciences (alpha interferon); Schering-Plough v. Sterling Winthrop (interleukin-4); BioZone v. Knoll Pharmaceuticals (capsaicin); Squibb v. Medi+Physics (medical diagnostics); ExxonMobil v. Dow (polyethylene); Mobil v. Exxon (metallocene catalysts); ExxonMobil v. Chevron Phillips (polymerization); General Electric v. Sun Oil (phenols); SWS v. General Electric (silicones); Benchmark v. Rhodia (guar-based fracturing fluids); Dow v. Univation (polyethylene); Milliken v. Mohawk (polyurethane-based floor coverings); Witco v. BASF (rigid polyurethane foams); Sheller-Globe v. Milsco [BASF] (integral skin polyurethane foams); Valent v. BASF (herbicides); Eli Lilly v. BASF (herbicides); FilmTec v. AlliedSignal (reverse osmosis membranes); Semitool v. Ebara (seed-layer repair in semiconductor chip manufacturing).


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