An IP attorney who brings the “best of both worlds” to his practice
David is an intellectual property and technology attorney with a knack for creatively tailoring legal strategies to meet his clients’ objectives. His practice emphasizes preparing and prosecuting patent applications, facilitating technology and IP transactions, and performing IP studies such as patent non-infringement, validity and freedom-to-operate analyses. He works in the areas of complex software, artificial intelligence and machine learning, communications technologies and more.
With an appetite for learning and a passion for staying current on the latest technology, David enjoys working with inventors and fueling the excitement for their innovations. In addition, he often conducts patent analyses in support of litigation or post-grant administrative proceedings.
As he worked towards his graduate degree in software engineering, David realized he had a growing interest in the legal and business aspects of technology, along with a zest for innovation. When he discovered IP law, he considered it the “best of both worlds.”
An active listener and forward thinker
David takes pride in being a present and active listener. In fact, he often anticipates ideas and perceives nuances before his clients even express them.
For nearly 20 years, David has worked in intellectual property roles, from patent agent to partner. His experience includes working at the intersection where computer science meets different industries, ranging from aerospace to medical devices. He has also worked with information technology infrastructure, representing companies with endpoint management, data security and encryption technologies.
Among David’s significant representations, one of the most personally gratifying involved defending a casino gaming company against an infringement suit and ultimately developing a long-term and proactive IP strategy for the company. He also won the work of a Fortune 100 company, becoming their go-to IP counsel, even after the company was acquired.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Science in Software Engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas. He earned his Juris Doctor from the Baylor University School of Law. David is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Intellectual Property Section of the Dallas Bar Association.
When he’s not in the office, David enjoys spending time with his wife, Heather, and their four kids (Anna, Eli, Gideon and Silas), whether playing board games, running or biking.