Erik J. Heels
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
J.D., University of Maine School of Law
Erik J. Heels is a patent and trademark attorney who has been on the Internet since 1984. He has extensive experience working in high-tech companies such as Bolt Beranek and Newman (BBN), Cayman Systems, and Verio Inc. In 1992, Erik wrote The Legal List, the first book published simultaneously on the Internet and in print. Erik's 15 minutes of fame started after reviews of that book appeared in The New York Times, Wired, Internet World, and elsewhere. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and regularly speaks about issues related to law and technology. After law school, he worked for various Internet companies, including a four-year stint with Verio, which was sold for $6 billion cash in the largest cash deal in Internet history. In 2001, he launched Clock Tower Law Group. He earned his BS in electrical engineering from MIT and his JD from the University of Maine School of Law.
In his spare time, Erik enjoys baseball, hacking with computers, building a backyard tree house, and writing. On Erik's desk are pictures of his three children: Sam, Ben, and Sonja. His life adventures include living in Finland, traveling to 10 countries and to 48 of the 50 states, pulling 6 Gs and soloing a jet in the Air Force, and swimming in the Arctic Ocean.