David’s practice involves many areas of intellectual property law, including preparation and prosecution of domestic and foreign patents, disputes concerning patents, trademarks and copyrights, and licensing. He counsels clients and renders formal opinions concerning the infringement/noninfringement of patents, the validity/invalidity of patents, and the design of products and processes to avoid infringement.
David’s patent application experience includes a wide range of electrical, electromechanical, and mechanical technologies. His experience includes video/audio processing and transmission, especially compression/decompression technologies (e.g., MPEG- and AVC-based) in association with digital broadband systems. Additional experience includes patent application work in antenna design, computer operating systems, computer software applications, computer processor and memory architectures, graphics processor design, HVAC and petroleum industry control systems and associated electromechanical/mechanical devices, micro-machined device fabrication techniques and structures, radar systems, wireless communication devices, power amplifiers, lithium ion-based batteries, and agricultural harvesting and spraying products and associated controls.
David has approximately 14 years of professional experience in the engineering field having worked in engineering and management roles for several large corporations, including Invensys Building Systems, ITT Fluid Handling, and Panduit Corporation. He also worked at the intellectual property law firms of Merchant & Gould and Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP, both in Atlanta, Georgia.
DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1996
University of Illinois (Chicago), Bachelor of Electronic Engineering, 1990
University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana), Bachelor of Science (Bioengineering), 1987
David is a member of the State Bars of Georgia and Illinois, and is also registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is also an active member of the U.S. Patent Office Practice Committee of the Intellectual Property Owners association.