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Building Blocks to Success Elects Eric Beach as Secretary

March 8, 2016
Tonkon Torp attorney Eric Beach has been elected Secretary of the Board of Directors for Building Blocks to Success. The mission of the Portland-based nonprofit organization is to get ethnically and gender diverse underserved youth from North and Northeast Portland excited about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Its programs give children exposure to and the opportunity to participate in STEM-related programs and activities, including Lego® Robotics. In addition to his board activities, Beach has also served as a team mentor and coach during the Lego® Robotics 2014 and 2015 seasons.
Beach has a long held personal interest in STEM. Prior to entering law school, he worked for 12 years as a software developer and architect. Beach, a member of the firm's Business Department, focuses his practice on intellectual property matters, both advising clients on the value and business impacts of intellectual property and representing clients in federal and state court in trademark, copyright, and patent disputes.