Eric Lancaster | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Eric Lancaster
Eric Lancaster

Eric Lancaster

Partner, Silicon Valley

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Eric Lancaster is a partner in White & Case's Intellectual Property Practice Group. His practice focuses on litigation matters across the country as well as before the United States International Trade Commission and covers a variety of areas including patent litigation relating to software, social networking, mobile devices, semiconductor, LCDs, computer hardware, and pharmaceuticals. Mr. Lancaster's patent litigation experience includes serving as counsel in patent infringement cases, direct examination of witnesses, pre- and post-trial filings, discovery, claim construction briefing, summary judgment briefing, drafting briefs, including briefs for the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and taking and defending depositions of experts and non-experts for matters in the District Court, International Trade Commission, and State Courts. Mr. Lancaster also has litigation experience with respect to antitrust and trade secret matters.

In addition to litigation matters, Mr. Lancaster provides strategic and commercial advice to leading multinational companies and has significant experience with IP and commercial due diligence investigations in the context of analyzing complex commercial and technical aspects of corporate transactions.

Bars and Courts

  • California State Bar
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • US District Court for the Central, Northern and Southern Districts of California


  • JD, Santa Clara University School of Law
  • BA & BS (Economics and Chemistry), University of California, Davis


  • English


US Department of Justice v. Anthem

Represented Anthem, Inc., in its defense against the US Department of Justice's lawsuit to block Anthem's $54.2 billion agreement to acquire Cigna Corporation, the largest merger ever in the health insurance industry.

Confidential Client

Represented a leading global technology company in multiple recent acquisitions of technology companies.

Walmart Global eCommerce

Eric defends Walmart's global eCommerce division in various patent litigation matters throughout the United States. 

Allure Energy Inc. v. Nest Labs, Inc.

Represented Google subsidiary Nest Labs, Inc. in a patent infringement case brought by Allure Energy Inc. in the Eastern District of Texas.

Eopus Innovations LLC v. DreamWorks Animation et al.

Represented DreamWorks, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Deluxe Entertainment, and Hydraulx in patent litigation involving computer graphics software.

Walker Digital v. Google Inc. et al.

Obtained summary judgment of invalidity of all asserted claims of both patents on behalf of Google after all other defendants settled in patent litigation involving social networking systems, as well as award of all requested costs.

American Imaging Services, Inc. v. Autodesk, Inc.

Obtained complete defense jury verdict of non-infringement and invalidity for Autodesk in a patent infringement suit involving CAD software in Northern District of Texas.

In the Matter of Certain Liquid Crystal Display Devices, including Monitors, Televisions, and Modules, and Components Thereof.

Obtained Final Determination of non-infringement or invalidity of all five asserted patents on behalf of Respondents Chimei InnoLux, InnoLux, and Chi Mei Optoelectronics USA in Section 337 Investigation involving LCD products. The Federal Circuit upheld the Commission's Final Determination providing a complete victory for our clients.

Richtek Technology Corp. v. Powerchip Technology Corp. et al.

Represented Powerchip in a litigation matter involving trade secret misappropriation. Obtained order for dismissal with prejudice without any payment to plaintiff.

Represented Powerchip in patent litigation matter involving power management integrated circuits.

Speaking Engagements

Participated in Session III: Incentivizing Innovation: Are patents the gold standard? An Oxford-style Debate, 2015 W&C Digital Health Conference,
Palo Alto

"Intellectual Property in the United States: Overview of Trade Secret, Trademark, Copyright, and Patent Laws", March 27, 2014: Polish Silicon Bridge Seminar,
Warsaw, Poland