David graduated from Yale University cum laude with a B.S. degree in Engineering and Applied Sciences in 1977 and obtained his J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1980. While in law school, David clerked for a mid-sized Intellectual Property law firm in Washington, D.C. and gained patent searching experience in the U.S. Patent Office.
Upon graduating law school, David worked as an associate for a small patent litigation firm, and then served as in-house patent counsel for Schlumberger in Ridgefield, Connecticut where he obtained extensive experience in working closely with inventors.
Since establishing his practice in 1984 which is devoted primarily to obtaining patents and trademarks for clients in the U.S. and worldwide, licensing and counseling, David has worked with and advised start-up companies, stock market companies, Fortune 500 companies, and individuals. David has developed patent prosecution expertise in electronics including telecommunications, integrated circuits, processors, and a wide range of electronic consumer and commercial devices, medical equipment including endoscopic, arthroscopic, and laparoscopic instruments, stents, catheters, optical devices, needled and needleless devices such as syringes and line connectors, and oil field exploration including NMR, optical, spectroscopy, sonic, ultrasonic, and resistivity tools. He also has worked closely with companies and inventors in technologies such as diagnostic tests for diseases, wire, jewelry, security and identification, rockets, hangers, garments, exercise apparatus, diamond deposition, materials science, and insect repellents, among others. David maintains a robust trademark practice which includes U.S. and foreign prosecution, as well as filing and defending oppositions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
David regularly counsels high-level management at corporate clients regarding patent infringement, patentability, patent portfolios, patent licensing, trademarks, copyrights, and unfair trade practice both in the U.S. and internationally, and is adept at understanding both legal and business issues. David also lectures on intellectual property protection to management, engineers and the sales staff of corporate clients, and provides tutorials on the patent process and the requirements for a successful corporate patent program.
Because he has a litigation background, David supervises and provides support to IP litigation counsel when appropriate and necessary. David is experienced in front of the Board of Appeals of the U.S. Patent Office, and has also argued successfully before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is a member of the Connecticut, New York, and American Bar Associations, as well as the Connecticut Patent Law Association and the Yale Science and Engineering Association.
Yale University, B.S., Engineering & Applied Sciences, cum laude
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
Licensed to practice in Connecticut and New York.
Licensed to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Licensed to practice before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.