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Dave is an experienced intellectual property attorney who counsels high-tech companies in patent litigation matters.

He routinely represents clients in U.S. District Courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Dave has successfully represented life sciences and technology companies as both plaintiffs and defendants in patent infringement lawsuits around the country. He has litigated 100+ patent cases involving myriad technologies, such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices and software, computer hardware and software, wireless technologies, telecommunications, networking, consumer products, mechanical devices and electronics. He has successfully argued patent claim construction hearings and dispositive motions, and has obtained favorable jury verdicts in patent and trade secret cases. He also has substantial experience in Hatch-Waxman litigation and large-scale patent due diligence projects, patent prosecution and post-grant proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is a registered patent attorney.

Prior to joining Husch Blackwell, Dave practiced at the Minneapolis office of a large national intellectual property law firm, and later with a Boston-based patent licensing company. Dave also familiarized himself with client business demands in a previous position with management and operation of information technology infrastructure at a Milwaukee-based Fortune 500 company.




  • J.D., University of Iowa College of Law
    • with high distinction
      • Order of the Coif
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Computer Science, Mathematics and History


  • Illinois
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Aided client FlatWing Pharmaceuticals in demonstrating that 39 claims in 4 patents filed by competitor were unpatentable.
  • Represented state university in obtaining and enforcing five patents related to 4G LTE wireless communications techniques.
  • Represented state university in patent infringement action related to statistical test methods in semiconductor fabrication.
  • Represented nonprofit healthcare institution in trade secret action against former researcher accused of misappropriating natural language processing software for electronic medical records.
  • Represented electronics company in patent infringement action against competitor over reactive power compensation devices.
  • Defend pharmaceutical distributor in patent infringement action related to radio-frequency identification (RFID)- and Web-enabled medicine cabinets.
  • Defend leading insurance company against patent infringement claims by competitor relating to insurance policy application systems.
  • Defend medical device manufacturer in patent infringement action regarding automated peritoneal dialysis machines.
  • Defend multiple fleet management companies in separate patent infringement actions related to remote monitoring of construction equipment and transportation vehicle fleets.
  • Defend another medical device manufacturer against patent claims related to blood pumps.
  • Defend software company in multi-district patent litigation related to telematics units for managing vehicle fleets.
  • Defend electronics company in patent lawsuit related to computer power supplies.
  • Defend numerous pharmaceutical companies in Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) litigation arising under the Hatch-Waxman Act.
  • Researched and analyzed several 10,000+ patent portfolios on behalf of clients seeking to enforce patent rights and/or assess risk of patent infringement.