Dave practices principally in the area of commercial litigation, focusing on intellectual property and trade secret issues. In addition to success in a host of trials, Dave has obtained favorable decisions on important intellectual property and contract issues in the First, Sixth and Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. A considerable amount of Dave’s practice has involved foreign clients.
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 has taught as an Adjunct Clinical Professor at Wake Forest University School of Law and also served as an advisor at Harvard Law School in the Trial Practice Program. Throughout his career, Dave has regularly provided instruction on evidence and civil procedure, and has taught individual classes on patent litigation, commercial disputes, and trial practice at The Ohio State University’s Moritz School of Law, and has also been a guest lecturer on commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolutions at the University of Oklahoma Law School and at Oxford University. Dave is a regular contributor to the Technology Law Source blog on topics related to copyright law. He also serves as the firm’s pro bono coordinator.