Eric W. Volz

Managing Associate
T 513.651.6794
F 513.651.6981
301 East Fourth Street
Great American Tower, Suite 3300
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Eric works closely with inventors and business leaders in a wide variety of technical industries to acquire, defend, and leverage intellectual property assets. As part of his IP practice, he provides strategic guidance on every aspect of the patent application process, from securing defensive patents and first-to-file positions, to drafting viability, freedom to practice, and patentability opinions, to overseeing prosecutions and enforcement proceedings with the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office. Prior to becoming an IP attorney, Eric worked as a mechanical development engineer on internal combustion engines, a background that aids him in understanding the core technology related to the preparation of patent applications, defense of issued patents, and the business that drives both. Eric enjoys working with developers of complex mechanical systems—including drivetrains, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, and medical devices—and is an adamant supporter of the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem, presenting at tech-law seminars, universities, and business accelerator programs throughout Greater Ohio.

Highlights & Recognitions

  • Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars®, 2018-2019
  • Rose-Hulman Distinguished Young Alumni Award, 2018
  • FBT Mentor of the Year, 2017

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association, Past President
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • Rose-Hulman Alumni Club Coordinator
  • Young Professionals' Choral Collective

Non-FBT Publications and Events

"The Business of Intellectual Property," Presentations to Miami University and University of Cincinnati MBA Students (2017)

"The Business of Patents," Presentation to Xavier University MBA Students (2014, 2015, 2016)

Other Contact Info


Mackenzie Frye
T 513.651.6808