David Conlin helps plan, establish, maintain, and enforce clients’ IP portfolios and protect their freedom to operate against improperly alleged IP infringement. His teams have driven the issuance of over 3,800 patents. Dave has successfully litigated numerous infringement cases, including many Hatch-Waxman cases, and upheld and enforced the patent rights of pharmaceutical, high technology, electronics, and software innovators. He serves both plaintiffs and defendants. Dave has negotiated licenses for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and technology companies. His teams have also achieved very favorable results in settlement, mediation, and other ADR procedures. Dave is a collaborative leader who leverages his teammates’ strengths to provide clients with creative, cost-effective strategies.
Dave has decades of experience assisting clients in establishing, maintaining, and enforcing their intellectual property portfolios. He focuses on patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, chip designs, domain names, and other intellectual property rights.
Prior to joining the firm, Dave was lead Hatch-Waxman litigation counsel at another international law firm. Before that he was the co-chair of the IP litigation practice group at another international law firm and prior to that he was a partner at a preeminent US patent firm.
Dave has served as a patent examiner, and worked as a chemical engineer at DuPont.
In addition, Dave was Technical Advisor to Judge Baldwin at the U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals (CCPA), predecessor court to the Federal Circuit. He also served as Special Master in the US District Court for the District of New Hampshire.