Erkan studied aeronautics engineering at Istanbul Technical University, graduated in 1995 and later on obtained his M.Sc. degree from the graduate program in Mechanical Engineering at Bogazici University.
Erkan represents local and international clients before the Turkish PTO, the EPO and the WIPO. He practices in many fields of mechanical and electro-mechanical engineering including constructions, vehicles safety, medical instruments, heat transfer devices, material technologies, measuring and testing equipment, manufacturing technologies etc. He is actively involved in drafting and prosecuting of patent applications as well as conducting infringement and nullity analysis and also preparing for oppositions before the Turkish PTO and the EPO.
Erkan, has been appointed a large number of times since 2004 by the specialized IP courts of Istanbul as a “court appointed expert” for counseling Courts in handling patent disputes.
Erkan also obtained a University Diploma on “Patent Litigation in Europe” served by the CEIPI (Center for International Intellectual Property Studies) organized by The University of Strasbourg in France.
Erkan is also a member of FICPI, AIPPI and also EPI. Besides, he is a founding member of national groups of AIPPI Turkiye and also LES (Licensing Executives Society).