George Mason University School of Law
J.D., cum laude
Washington State University
B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and the State of Washington
Registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office
American Intellectual Property Law Association, Subcommittee Chair
American Society of Mechanical Engineering
Inland Northwest Leadership Council
As a partner in the firm, David specializes in developing comprehensive intellectual property strategies that give companies a competitive advantage in the marketplace. David has extensive experience counseling clients on all aspects of building global portfolios critical to their business objectives, monetizing intellectual property assets, analyzing competitive landscapes, and providing business solutions for intellectual property problems.
In the course of his career, David has developed expertise in a wide variety of technologies, including medical devices, clean energy technologies, consumer electronics, computer software and hardware, e-commerce technologies, semiconductor fabrication, and telecommunications technologies. This range of experience gives David a breadth of understanding to draw from when approaching unique situations.
David is very familiar with the nuances of prosecuting patent applications through the US Patent & Trademark Office, having served as a Patent Examiner prior to joining Lee & Hayes. The insight gained from working as a Patent Examiner has allowed David to more efficiently prosecute applications through the patent office, minimizing costs to his clients.
David was a moderator during a session at the AIPLA 2011 Mid-Winter Institute on Strategic Reexamination. He recently spoke at Washington State University during the Invention to Venture event on IP licensing. David was the Keynote Speaker on An Innovation Economy during the Inland Northwest Leadership Counsel networking event and is a frequent speaker on IP and patent issues at local universities and professional societies.
David is currently the Vice Chair of the Law Practice Management Committee for the AIPLA. He was recently named in Washington State Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars Edition for 2010, an honor given to no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state.
In addition to his legal career, David is active in his local community through involvement with the Boy Scouts of America, the local chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the Inland Northwest Leadership Council.