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David has over fourteen years of experience advising large, mid-sized and early-stage companies on matters involving intellectual property including trademarks, copyrights patents and trade secrets, technology and software licensing, business formation, e-commerce and Internet-related legal issues and compliance.

Having deep experience in technology licensing and IP matters, David is often retained by his corporate clients to supplement their legal departments on an “in-house/outside counsel” basis.  Known by his clients for his ability to solve problems effectively and fuse creative thinking with practical business experience, some of the most respected and successful companies have also relied on David to help them optimize their overall technology licensing strategies, including the drafting of entire libraries of form agreements for use throughout their respective enterprises.


David has been awarded the “AV Preeminent Rating” by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, been selected as an outstanding attorney in Connecticut and New England by Superlawyers, and has been recognized as a "Top Rated Attorney" in the area of Technology and Intellectual Property Law in both The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel magazines.


David is an Executive member of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association.


Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 30%
    16 years
  2. Licensing: 20%
    16 years
  3. Contracts: 20%
    16 years
  4. Internet: 15%
    16 years
  5. Business: 15%
    16 years


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NYCurrently registered 200107/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Top Rated Lawyers - TechnologyCorporate Counsel2012
Top Rated Lawyers - TechnologyAmerican Lawyer Magazine2012
Rising StarSuperLawyers2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
General PartnerAeton Law Partners LLP2012 - Present
PartnerPelorus Law Group2007 - 2011
CounselThe Hartford2002 - 2007
AssociateBrown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner2000 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Connecticut Bar Association, Intellectual Property SectionN/AN/A
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)N/AN/A
American Mensa, Connecticut/Western Massachusetts ChapterN/AN/A
International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP)N/AN/A
Professional Risk Managers International Association (PRMIA).N/AN/A
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property SectionN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Connecticut Law TribuneIP Law: A New Swarm Of Lawsuits2014
Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)The Changing Challenges of Data and Document Storage Security in the Digital Age2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Connecticut School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of ConnecticutN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Connecticut Legal ConferenceThe Cyber Attorney - Securing Your Data in the Cloud2014
CCPA Compliance ForumEncryption and Cloud Service Agreements2014