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Eric Hultman is a registered patent attorney with experience counseling corporations and individuals on a wide range of intellectual property and business matters.


Mr. Hultman represents his clients on a broad spectrum of intellectual property issues, including patent, trade secret, trademark, and copyright and unfair competition matters. He has dealt with diverse patent matters including patent availability and non-infringement opinions, patent preparation, patent prosecution and litigation support.


Prior to beginning his legal career, Mr. Hultman worked for eight years as a mechanical engineer, designing and testing automotive parts for Tier I automotive suppliers.


Mr. Hultman is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as well as the state and federal courts of Michigan.


Practice areas


  1. Trademark Application: 30%
    6 years
  2. Patent Application: 30%
    6 years
  3. Patent Infringement: 20%
    6 years
  4. Copyright Application: 15%
    6 years
  5. Copyright Infringement: 5%
    6 years


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Hartwell Failey & McCarthy, PLC

233 E. Fulton St. - Suite 104
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 and in
Spring Lake, MI, 49456


MIActive And In Good Standing200811/03/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Patent AttorneyUnited States Patent and Trademark Office2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselHartwell Failey & McCarthy, PLC2012 - Present
AssociateKane & Co., PLC2009 - 2012
Design Engineer / CAE Engineer / Patent CoordinatorPaulstra CRC (Automotive Tier 1 Supplier)2000 - 2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Michigan State University College of LawIntellectual PropertyJD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA2008
Grand Valley State UniversityBusiness AdministrationMA - Masters2007
Grand Valley State UniversityMechanical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science2000