Dave is a top trial lawyer who is highly sought by the world’s most recognized and innovative companies to help them win complex and high-stakes patent litigation disputes. As one of the most influential patent litigators in the U.S., Dave has repeatedly been honored as one of the top 75 IP litigation attorneys in California by the Daily Journal, and for the third consecutive year in 2023, he was named among the top 2 best performing patent litigators in the country by Patexia. Dave has also been recognized as a leading patent litigator in California by Chambers USA and is routinely honored by IAM Patent 1000, The Legal 500 and Northern California Super Lawyers.
The world’s most innovative companies seek Dave’s advice not only because of his strong command of the law and strategic vision, but also because of his unsurpassed technical expertise. He is a former National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow with an undergraduate degree in physics from Yale University and graduate work in string theory at the world-renowned physics department at Princeton University. He understands most complex technologies with ease and translates them to trial themes that win. He has represented companies in a variety of technologies including cloud computing, natural language processing, machine learning, wearable tech, medical devices, cryptography, telecommunications, database management and business intelligence, e-commerce, and software and hardware design.
Dave has been winning cases for 25 years at every stage of litigation, from motions to dismiss through jury trials and Federal Circuit appeals affirming all of his district court wins. He is one of a few trial lawyers who successfully secured a large award of attorneys’ fees after winning summary judgment in a patent case. He has repeatedly shut down litigation campaigns by non-practicing entities against customers of his clients.
He represents clients in various jurisdictions around the country including in the Northern District of California, Eastern District of Virginia, District of Delaware, Western District of Texas and Eastern District of Texas. He has represented clients in Section 337 investigations instituted by the U.S. International Trade Commission and represented petitioners and patent owners in front of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Following law school graduation, Dave was a law clerk for the Honorable Walter J. Cummings, United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.