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A partner in the Litigation Department, Eric Alan Stone focuses on a broad range of commercial disputes and on patent litigation, at trial and on appeal.


Eric has litigated cases in state and federal courts across the country, and arbitrations here and overseas. He has significant experience in employment and pension litigation, intellectual property matters, corporate-control litigation, product liability, insurance coverage and professional malpractice. Significant representations include:

  • The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) in a trial to set the royalty rate for public performances of musical compositions played by Pandora, the leading Internet music streaming service;
  • The Alaska Retirement Management Board, trustee of Alaska's public pension plans, in a suit against the state's former actuary;
  • IBM in employment litigation;
  • AIG in litigation with its former chairman;
  • Several private equity funds in litigation regarding the purchase or sale of portfolio companies, and in litigation for those portfolio companies; and
  • A law firm in connection with allegations arising out of the settlement of pharmaceutical litigation.

Eric is also a member of our patent litigation group. Representative matters include:

  • Genentech in litigation over a foundational patent teaching methods of creating antibodies using recombinant DNA techniques, and in litigation over chromatographic techniques to purify antibodies;
  • Amgen in litigation regarding the first FDA-approved biosimilar;
  • Biogen Idec in litigation regarding recombinant beta interferon;
  • Vanda Pharmaceuticals in litigation regarding proposed generic versions of an antipsychotic drug; and
  • Craig Thompson, M.D., the President of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, in litigation related to Dr. Thompson's prior work in cancer metabolism at the University of Pennsylvania.

Eric is an adjunct professor at the New York University School of Law where he co-teaches patent litigation. Eric is also co-author of a regular column for the New York Law Journal on intellectual property litigation.

Eric maintains an active pro bono practice, and is a Trustee of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. His pro bono representations include:

  • A class of New York state's blind and severely visually impaired prison inmates in challenging the conditions of their confinement;
  • The New York City Board of Correction in connection with its Minimum Standards that govern the City's jails;
  • Five binational, same-sex couples in challenging the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act;
  • Persons living with HIV in individual actions for wrongful disclosure of their confidential medical information; and
  • Helping New Jersey's poorest public-school children gain access to government data to ensure they receive the education to which they are entitled.

Eric served as a notes and comments editor of the New York University Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Before law school, Eric participated in the New York City Urban Fellows program, working at the New York City Department of Correction.



  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 1997
    magna cum laude
  • B.A., Williams College, 1993
    magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa


  • Hon. Charles P. Sifton, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

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Intellectual Property Litigation: Laches Survives in Patent Cases; DMCA Takedown Notices and Fair Use

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California Court Dismisses Antitrust Claims Against Microsoft

Sep 16, 2015 | Publications

Intellectual Property Litigation: Federal Circuit Develops Law From Supreme Court Patent Rulings

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Jul 10, 2015 | Publications

Second Circuit Applies Highly Fact-Specific Primary Beneficiary Test to Determine Whether an Unpaid Intern Is an Employee under the FLSA

Jul 09, 2015 | Publications

Intellectual Property Litigation: Supreme Court Patent Rulings; Copyright Law and Attorney Fees

May 13, 2015 | Publications

Intellectual Property Litigation: Fifty Percent Royalty Rate Affirmed Against Generic Manufacturer

Apr 08, 2015 | Events

Eric Stone Speaks About Biosimilars in U.S. Patent Disputes at Fordham IP Institute

Mar 10, 2015 | Publications

Intellectual Property Litigation: New Standard for Appellate Review of Patent Claim Construction

Jan 20, 2015 | Publications

Intellectual Property Litigation: Lanham Act Decisions; Profits and Obviousness in Patent Law

Nov 12, 2014 | Publications

Intellectual Property Litigation: Business Methods, Fair Use, Patent Evidence, Lanham Act

Jul 24, 2014 | News

Paul, Weiss Helps to Achieve a Significant Settlement for Disabled Prisoners

Jun 30, 2014 | News

Kohlberg Completes Acquisition of Troon Golf

Jun 11, 2014 | Publications

S.D.N.Y. Rules on the Outer Limits of Conditional Certification in a Collective Action Brought by Unpaid Interns Under the FLSA

Nov 19, 2013 | Publications

What Is Patentable? Making Sense of Section 101

Of Note

Oct 08, 2014

Paul, Weiss Honored at the 2014 Pro Bono Publico Awards

Sep 09, 2010

Paul, Weiss Recognized in The American Lawyer for Record Settlement

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