Alumni Spotlight

Eric W. Volz, '11

Eric Volz

"The Robert H. McKinney School of Law provided me with excellent access to a deeply knowledgeable and passionate faculty. Whether inside or outside of the classroom, these faculty members were always approachable and willing to discuss the latest changes to the intellectual property landscape. The Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation was particularly well positioned to leverage these assets in order to empower me to be a resourceful and devoted advocate."

  Eric Volz
  Wood Herron & Evans, LLP

Eric W. Volz is an Associate with law firm of Wood Herron & Evans, LLP in Cincinnati, OH. Protecting Intellectual Property is the firm’s sole focus, and it acquires and defends Intellectual Property assets for a wide variety of domestic and international clients. Following graduation from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Mr. Volz worked as a Mechanical Development Engineer for diesel engine lube and cooling systems and earned his J.D. at the I.U. Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2011. He practices intellectual property law with approximately fifty other attorneys within the firm, but focuses on patent preparation and prosecution for the mechanical arts. In addition, Mr. Volz prepares patentability, clearance, and validity opinions. Mr. Volz serves the Greater Cincinnati intellectual property community as Treasurer of the Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association, CincyIP. CincyIP brings valuable continuing legal education to the region during monthly meetings and premier conferences, such as CincyBio and CincyBrand. In addition, Mr. Volz has been invited to speak at a variety of business accelerators and local universities regarding patent law and its role in business. Within the community, Mr. Volz is proud to serve as a board member for the Young Professionals’ Choral Collective (yp/CC) arts organization and member of the Rose-Hulman Young Alumni Council.