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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.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Top Rated Lawyers - Technology||Corporate Counsel||2012|
|Top Rated Lawyers - Technology||American Lawyer Magazine||2012|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|General Partner||Aeton Law Partners LLP||2012 - Present|
|Partner||Pelorus Law Group||2007 - 2011|
|Counsel||The Hartford||2002 - 2007|
|Associate||Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner||2000 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Connecticut Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section||N/A||N/A|
|Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)||N/A||N/A|
|American Mensa, Connecticut/Western Massachusetts Chapter||N/A||N/A|
|International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP)||N/A||N/A|
|Professional Risk Managers International Association (PRMIA).||N/A||N/A|
|American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section||N/A||N/A|
|Connecticut Law Tribune||IP Law: A New Swarm Of Lawsuits||2014|
|Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)||The Changing Challenges of Data and Document Storage Security in the Digital Age||2014|
|University of Connecticut School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|University of Connecticut||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|