Erik M. Bokar
Associate

Erik’s strong mechanical and aerospace background allows him to quickly gain a deep understanding of a client’s technologies.

Erik is an associate in the Chicago office of Brinks Gilson & Lione. Erik’s practice primarily focuses on intellectual property litigation, patent prosecution, and competitive intellectual property analysis.

Erik’s engineering background is a cornerstone of his practice, and allows him to gain a deep understanding of a client’s technologies and business. Erik received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, summa cum laude from The Ohio State University and received the Outstanding Senior Academic Achievement Award for graduating at the top of his class. While pursuing his engineering degree, Erik conducted research in the field of gas turbomachinery.

Education
  • J.D.,
    Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 2017
  • B.S., Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude
    The Ohio State University, 2014
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Dist. Court, N.D. Illinois
Experience | Legal

Brinks Gilson & Lione, Chicago, IL
Associate, 2017 - Present

Brinks Gilson & Lione, Chicago, IL
Summer Associate, 2016

Experience | Clerkships & Internships

McAndrews Held & Malloy, Chicago, IL
Summer Clerk, May 2015 - August 2015

Aerospace Research Center, Columbus, OH
Undergraduate Research Associate, April 2013 - May 2014

Swagelok Company, Solon, OH
Manufacturing Engineer Intern, 2012

Press Releases & Events
October 17, 2017

CHICAGO—Attorneys at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione spend much of their day parsing complex technology in patents, examining the nuances of trademark infringement, or helping authors, publishers, and even artists with their copyrights...

Honors
  • Executive Outreach Editor, Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies
  • Best Appellee Brief, Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court, AIPLA