Dave practices principally in the area of commercial litigation, including intellectual property and antitrust. Experienced in both state and federal courts, he has successfully represented a wide range of clients in a variety of matters. He recently won a decision in the First Circuit Court of Appeals affirming entry of summary judgment in a widely followed copyright case, Cambridge Literary Properties, Ltd. v. W. Goebel Porzellanfabrik, 510 F.3d 77 (1st Cir. 2007). Not long before that, Dave argued a patent dispute in the Federal Circuit that lead to a favorable resolution of the case. Additionally, in an appeal before the Sixth Circuit, he won a decision affirming dismissal of a contract dispute between an Italian manufacturer and an Ohio company regarding a bottling plant in China.
Early in his career, Dave wrote a law review article that the United States Supreme Court quoted in New York v. Ferber, 458 U.S. 747, 1982. In addition, he taught as an Adjunct Clinical Professor at Wake Forest University School of Law from 1982 to 1984. He also served as an advisor at Harvard Law School in the Trial Practice Program from 1991 to 1993. Throughout his career, Dave regularly has provided instruction on evidence and civil procedure, and has taught individual classes on patent litigation and commercial disputes at the Moritz School of Law and Oxford University. Dave is a regular contributor to the Technology Law Source blog on topics related to copyright law, and also serves as the Firm's Pro Bono Coordinator.