Dave Christensen’s intellectual property practice focuses on assisting clients in protecting their inventions in both U.S. and foreign patent offices in a variety of technical fields, including optics, additive manufacturing, aerospace systems, consumer and industrial products, and renewable energy systems. He also has significant experience in assisting clients in developing cost effective strategies for managing risk in their developing of new products, and the building and managing their intellectual property portfolios. Dave further counsels startup to medium-sized clients in preparing their portfolios for investment financing and associated due diligence activities.
Before beginning his career as an IP attorney, Dave was an engineer and product development manager, where he gained hands-on experience in leading multi-functional teams in developing commercial products using a wide range of manufacturing technologies such as additive manufacturing, 3D printing, high precision machining, and high volume manufacturing technologies. Dave is also an inventor on 37 U.S. patents related to medical products and electrical distribution equipment.
Dave is active in thought leadership, especially related to how technology is changing both manufacturing and legal business operations. He is the Vice Chair for the Editorial Review Board of the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Magazine, where he helps set the direction of the magazine’s content, guest edits, and contributes articles. He regularly presents at webinars and authors articles on a variety of law practice management and intellectual property topics. Dave is also the chair of the Board of Directors of MakerspaceCT, a nonprofit dedicated to positively impact lives by enabling access, innovation, and education in manufacturing skills to the under-served in the Hartford area.