David offers over twenty-three years of experience in intellectual property law, specializing in the development and management of patent and trademark portfolios, including the procurement and enforcement of patents and trademarks in both domestic and foreign jurisdictions. Additionally, he provides invalidity, infringement, and clearance opinions relating to intellectual property rights.
David has represented clients in the arenas of patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, false advertising, trade dress, and antitrust litigation, in U.S. federal courts as well as the U.S. International Trade Commission. He has assisted clients in recording their patents and trademark registrations with the U.S. Customs Service and in seeking exclusion orders to prevent the importation of counterfeit or infringing products.
David’s clients consist of prominent corporate entities, not-for-profit research institutions, and research universities, among others. He has assisted owners of high-profile trademarks and copyrights in the enforcement and policing of their property rights, including rights relating to movie production and to the publication and distribution of products related to cartoon/comics characters, and has counseled clients in the maintenance and enforcement of trade dress and product configurations, including a well-known barbeque grill manufacturer and automotive products manufacturer.
David has extensive experience in preparing patent applications for a wide range of technologies, including scientific instrumentation, medical/surgical/diagnostic devices, nanotechnology, semiconductors & microelectronics, microfluidics, nuclear medicine, ophthalmology, advanced textiles and materials science & engineering.
Specific fields of expertise in which he has prepared and prosecuted patent applications include mass spectrometry, liquid and gas chromatography, vacuum pumps, NMR/MRI, molecular spectroscopy, optical plate readers, electrophysiology, X-ray radiation, pharmaceutical dissolution testing, MEMS, microfluidics, photovoltaics, electroluminescent devices, solid-state electronics, quantum dots, fuel cells, biofuels, industrial flue gas treatment, water treatment, advanced electrical storage devices, advanced textiles, orthopedics, micro-scale and nano-scale fabrication including vacuum-based and solution-based deposition, and energetic plasma-based processes.
David’s prior experience includes attorney positions in the firms of Wallenstein & Wagner, Ltd. (Chicago), Jenkins & Wilson (Durham, NC), Eclipse Group (Los Angeles), and Olive Law Group (Cary, NC).