David advises clients on intellectual property matters, including litigation and audits, and technology licensing, distribution and transfer. He is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Some of the world’s most innovative technology companies, including Amazon, Snowflake, Tencent, and Yuga Labs, turn to David for guidance on protecting their intellectual property through copyrights, patents, trade secrets, mask works and trademarks. He also advises clients on avoiding infringing the rights of others and has served as counsel in a number of precedent-setting software copyright infringement cases, including Apple v. Microsoft, Lotus Development v. Borland International and A&M Records v. Napster.
David’s experience also includes counseling clients on:
- High-profile, complex technology transactions, including patent license transactions and acquisition strategies for both component technologies and turnkey systems
- Complex open source issues
- Internet and digital media copyright issues
- Patent infringement matters
Pioneer in Internet Law
David has published dozens of articles and given many speeches throughout the United States and in Japan on various intellectual property topics. He has testified before Congress and federal agencies concerning intellectual property issues. David serves on the advisory board of The Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and the program committee for the USC Intellectual Property Law Institute, as well as the editorial boards of several leading IP trade publications. David was also instrumental in the formation of the LOT Network, a nonprofit organization that combats patent assertion entities for over 1,300 companies, and he currently serves on their advisory board.
While attending Harvard Law School, David was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. After law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable John Minor Wisdom of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Prior to attending law school, David worked as an electrical engineer in Silicon Valley.