* Erik J. Heels

About Erik


Erik J. HeelsErik Heels (patent attorney, trademark lawyer) graduated from MIT (1988, BS Electrical Engineering), served in active duty in the USAF (1989-1992), wrote the first book published simultaneously on the Internet and in print (1992-1995), and worked for 6+ startups as a non-lawyer for 6+ years (1995-2001), including a 4-year stint with Verio (sold to NTT for $6 billion in 2000), before launching Clocktower (2001).

Practice Areas

  • Patent Law
  • Trademark Law

Bar Admissions

  • “Patent Bar” (i.e. registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, reg. no. 39,218), Registered Patent Attorney, 1995-present.
  • Massachusetts Bar, reg. no. 628520, 1995-present.
  • Maine Bar, reg. no. 8051, 1995-present.


  • University of Maine School of Law, Portland ME, JD, 1995.
  • Franklin Pierce Law Center (now University of New Hampshire School of Law), Concord NH, Intellectual Property Summer Institute, 1994.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA, BS Electrical Engineering, 1988.