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Erin M. Cardinal

Erin Cardinal’s practice includes patent prosecution focused in the medical device industry.

As a biomedical engineer, Erin obtained the necessary FDA and local hospital approvals for a neuroprosthesis research consortium. During law school, she worked with several medical device startup companies securing patent protection to enable the organizations to grow. After becoming an attorney, Erin became an examiner in electrosurgical arts at the U.S .Patent and Trademark Office, building expertise negotiating meaningful claim scope.

Erin joined the Washington, D.C. office in 2021.

Admitted to practice only in Virginia. Practice outside of Virginia is limited to matters and proceedings before federal courts and agencies.


Case Western Reserve University, B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Minor in English (technical writing)
Case Western Reserve University, J.D., Article Editor, Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine; Legal Writing Fellow
State Bar of Virginia
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Medical Devices & Procedures

Ablation Technology

Aesthetics & Implants


Arteriovenous (AV) Fistula


Cardiac Assist Device (E.g., LVAD & Heart Pumps)

Cardiac Rhythm Management


Catheters & Probes


Embolic Protection & Clot Retrieving

Glucose Monitoring & Insulin Infusion


Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)

Mental Health & Wellness




Pacemakers & Electrical Stimulation Devices

Patent Foramen Ovale Closure

Peripheral Artery Disease

Prosthetics & Orthotics

Stents, Valves, & Delivery Systems

Surgical Equipment

Trans Septal Crossing

Vital Signs, Physiologic, & Hemodynamic Monitoring

Women’s Health & OB/GYN

Wound Care

Global Portfolio Management
IP Strategy
Patent Strategy & Prosecution
Tech Transactions
U.S. Patent Prosecution

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