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Overview

David channels his enthusiasm for new technologies into defending clients’ intellectual property.

With a degree in electrical engineering, David understands the science and the mechanics behind clients’ innovations. Nothing excites him more than new technology, and he’s passionate about working alongside—and defending—the individuals and companies that advance it. David loves being on the cutting edge of innovation and diving in to develop a full understanding of clients’ products.

While David serves clients in a variety of industries, he has a special focus on the electronics and tech world. He has extensive experience with consumer electronics, electrical engineering and computing and software products and has also defended medical devices and advances in mechanical engineering. Previous cases have included semiconductor devices such as MOSFETS, solid-state storage, various software applications, dynamic random access memory, photovoltaic cells and chemical vapor deposition processes.

David began his legal career in patent application work and knows the ins and outs of patent prosecution well. However, he soon transitioned into intellectual property litigation, thanks to his talent for legal research and his gift for distilling complex ideas into simple arguments. David has defended clients with noninfringement and invalidity arguments in both state and federal court, on appeal and in inter partes review. He often manages the entire discovery process for cases.

David is known as thorough and always prepared, with a true ability to succinctly distill and explain case details, zeroing in on important facts. However, he’s most known and valued for his passion and excitement for clients’ work and his dedication to ensuring that their innovations are protected.


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Education

  • J.D., University of Akron School of Law
    • summa cum laude
    • Akron Intellectual Property Law Journal, Managing Editor
  • B.S., University of Akron
    • cum laude
    • Electrical Engineering

Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • Not admitted to practice in Illinois.

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • PTAB Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association


*David works remotely and is licensed in Ohio, practicing in Worthington, Ohio. Contact David via email or phone for in-person/virtual meetings. Use our Chicago address for mail/deliveries only.
Experience
  • Represents clients in patent cases and appeals to the Federal Circuit.
  • Formulates noninfringement and invalidity positions.
  • Prepares witnesses; takes and defends depositions.
  • Leads source code collection and review efforts.
  • Drafts Markman briefs.
  • Drafts motions for summary judgment, motions in limine, motions for permanent injunction, post-trial motions and Daubert motions.
  • Manages all discovery issues for cases.
  • Drafts and defends against petitions for inter partes review.
  • Advises prosecution counsel regarding proposed claim amendments in ex parte reexaminations, domestic prosecution and international prosecution.
  • Performed freedom to practice investigations, infringement investigations, patentability assessments and patent portfolio valuations/risk assessments.
  • Drafted numerous patent applications in medical device, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and computer science fields.
Outside the Office

David and his wife love to travel to far-flung destinations, with favorites that include Shanghai, Hong Kong and the British Virgin Islands.

David aims to immerse himself in local experiences when he travels, staying off the beaten path as much as possible. He especially values experiencing cultural events and special occasions in the countries he visits and has celebrated Oktoberfest in Germany and Lunar New Year in China.

When he’s at home in Ohio, David enjoys attending concerts, music festivals and sporting events, where he roots for all of his local Cleveland teams.

Community Leadership

David places a high priority on pro bono work and has represented indigent clients in Social Security appeals and in landlord-tenant cases, helping them avoid eviction. He also provides free counsel to individual inventors looking to obtain patents.

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