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 in the intellectual property practice group of Frost Brown Todd helping to acquire and defend intellectual property assets. Eric prepares and prosecutes patent applications for a wide variety of domestic and international clients before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He also counsels clients regarding related intellectual property issues, such as patentability and freedom to practice opinions. 

While practicing generally in the mechanical arts, Eric's prior experience has more specifically focused on internal combustion engines, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, and medical devices. Eric draws upon his industry experience as a Mechanical Development Engineer for diesel engine lube and cooling systems to provide individualized counsel regarding the impact of intellectual property on design, testing, validation, and manufacturing of complex mechanical products. Prior to joining Frost Brown Todd, Eric was an associate attorney at a boutique intellectual property law firm serving a diverse set of clients with approximately fifty other attorneys.

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