Eagle's focus is intellectual property law – both litigation and transactional – though he also has experience with health-care related regulatory issues and has litigated trade-secret and business-tort claims.
Eagle represents clients in post-grant reviews before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), as well as in litigation in federal district courts. Eagle has succeeded on behalf of Patent Owners in Inter Partes Reviews (IPRs) in which the PTAB upheld all challenged claims of the subject patents, and on behalf of Petitioners in IPRs in which the PTAB invalidated all challenged claims of the subject patents. Eagle has also successfully argued before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In litigation, Eagle has represented clients in federal district courts in the Eastern, Southern, and Northern Districts of Texas, the Eastern District of Virginia, Delaware, and the Eastern District of Michigan.
Eagle's transactional work includes negotiating joint-development agreements and patent licenses, conducting intellectual property due diligence, and performing freedom-to-operate and patentability evaluations. Eagle also maintains an active patent-prosecution docket, and has prosecuted numerous utility and design patents to issue.
Eagle guides Fortune 500 companies, universities, hospital systems, and startups in the development and implementation of strategies to effectively and efficiently secure and defend their intellectual property assets.
In the course of his litigation and transactional work, Eagle has worked with a broad range of mechanical and electrical technologies, including:
- medical devices related to endoscopy, intraosseous access, endovascular catheters, biosensors, and surgical robots;
- oil and gas completion and stimulation technologies, and well-control systems;
- manufacturing technologies such as rapid-prototyping and packaging systems
- consumer and construction products;
- optical filters and imaging systems; and
- card payment and information systems.
Eagle is admitted to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office, all of the US District Courts in Texas, and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Previously, Eagle worked for two years during law school as a Patent Agent and law clerk at an intellectual property law firm in Oklahoma City.