And if sorting by name is useless then so is sorting by date. :)
- GiantPeople LLCFounder, President, CEO, 1999 - presentInternet services and consulting. For example, GiantPeople owns and publishes the ErikJHeels.com blog.
- The MCats BandKeyboard Player, 1995 - presentMCatsBand.org was formed in 2005 to raise money for an elementary school in Acton, MA, the McCarthy-Towne School (MCT), where all of the founding members’ children attended.
- University of Maine School of LawAdjunct Professor, 2011 - presentPatent Law.
- Clocktower Law GroupPartner, Trademark And Patent Attorney, 2001 - presentFounder and owner of this trademark and patent law firm in Greater Boston.
- Heels.comCo-Founder, 2007 - 2008Company Overview: An online retail shopping site for designer women's shoes.
- Verio Inc.Dir. of Marketing and Sales, 1997 - 2001Company Overview: The world's largest web hosting company and a leading provider of comprehensive Internet solutions. Sold to NTT Communications in 2000.
- Inherent.Com Inc.VP of Marketing and Sales, 1996 - 1997Company Overview: A leading provider of web sites and other Internet and intranet solutions for legal professionals.
- American Lawyer MediaDirector, Internet Product Development, 1995 - 1996Company Overview: A leading legal media company including Counsel Connect (an online service for lawyers) and CourtTV.
- Lawyers Cooperative PublishingInternet Systems Architect, 1995 - 1995Company Overview: A leading legal publisher and a division of Thomson Legal Publishing. Publisher of the 6th and 7th editions of "The Legal List."
- United States Air ForceProgram Manager, 1989 - 1992Reese AFB, TX, and E-3 Airborne Warning And Control Systems (AWACS) Program Office, Hanscom AFB, MA; Active Duty Captain.
- Cayman SystemsQuality Assurance Engineer, 1990 - 1990Company Overview: Manufacturer of internetworking hardware and software, including the GatorBox, a Macintosh-to-Ethernet network gateway.
- Bolt, Beranek & Newman (BBN)Quality Assurance Engineer, 1988 - 1989Company Overview: A pioneering company that helped invent the Internet. Manufacturer of the Butterfly GP1000 parallel-processing computer.
- Rautaruukki OYResearch Engineer, 1988 - 1988Company Overview: Europe's largest steel plant.
Erik J. Heels is a trademark and patent lawyer, Boston Red Sox fan, MIT engineer, and musician. He blogs about technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll at ErikJHeels.com.
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 Internet World, Wired, and The New York Times.
After law school, Erik worked for six years for six Internet companies, including a four-year stint with Verio, which was sold for $6 billion cash in the largest cash deal for an Internet-related company in history. In 2001, he launched Clocktower Law Group, a trademark and patent law firm in the Boston area.
From 2007-2008, he co-founded, launched, and sold the Heels.com shoe store (a high end boutique for women's shoes) with the domain name originally used for his law firm.
Erik is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, Adjunct Professor at the University of Maine School of Law (teaching patent law), and a frequent speaker about issues related to law and technology. He earned his BS in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and his JD from the University of Maine School of Law (Maine Law).
In his spare time, Erik enjoys hacking with computers, writing, baseball, and seeking the perfect Hammond B-3 sound on his keyboard. On Erik's desk are pictures of his three children: Sam, Ben, and Sonja. His life adventures include living in Finland, swimming in the Arctic Ocean, pulling 6 Gs and soloing a jet in the Air Force, and traveling to 10 countries and to the 48 contiguous United States.
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)1984 - 1988
- University of Maine School of Law1992 - 1995