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David L. Hecht

Intellectual property Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Texas - TX < 1 year
    New York - NY 15 years
    New Jersey - NJ 15 years
  • Licensed for less than one year
    State TX
    Acquired 2023
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2009
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About David

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The 2020 edition of IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners ranked David as one of the world’s leading patent litigators. David has been touted as doing "everything humanly possible to keep clients happy and deliver the wins they seek – and he loves it." He has been described by the IAM 1000 as "[e]ntrepreneurial, tenacious and motivational, he does a superb job carrying the day in high-exposure computer, software, communications and medical technology cases."

David has tried numerous District Court and International Trade Commission (ITC) cases to verdict involving a wide range of computer, software, communications, and medical products related technologies. Among the most notable of those trials was Apple v. Samsung, known as the "patent trial of the century." David was also part of the trial team that secured the first-ever exclusion order against Apple in the ITC. David also has extensive experience in copyright cases. He helped secure a $25 million copyright jury trial win for music publishing house BMG Rights Management, named the largest verdict in Virginia in 2015.

David holds a rare and highly coveted educational trifecta: degrees in engineering (B.S. in electrical and computer engineering), business (M.B.A.) and law (J.D.). He worked as a network engineer prior to law school and a patent agent while a law student. David also founded several successful startups during the Great Recession, including real estate investment and event production companies. David draws from his diverse background and experience to understand the most intricate details of his clients' intellectual property and/or business. Prior to founding Hecht Partners, David worked for several international law firms, including Jones Day, Quinn Emanuel, and Steptoe & Johnson.

He also worked as in-house counsel for a publicly-traded company focused on licensing and intellectual property assertion.  David’s high-profile cases have been featured in nearly every major publication and newscast in the United States, and the world, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, BBC News, USA Today, Newsweek, Bloomberg, Variety, Forbes, Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, Us Weekly, TechCrunch, The Verge, NPR, CNN, CBC, NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, and Entertainment 2015, David has been recognized as a New York Super Lawyer and Rising Star.

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Hecht Partners LLP
125 Park Avenue
25th Floor
New York, NY, 10017

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Posted by Samuel | July 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney Well-Versed in Tech IP
David performed in an outstanding manner throughout our still-ongoing litigation adverse Apple, Inc., taking over from previous counsel several months in. He was knowledgeable and aggressive in key areas against our opponent. A creative thinker unafraid to take intelligent risks, his technology background offers his clients an advantage when defending their intellectual property rights in this new digital age. David is diligent and was available whenever a question needed to be answered. I would highly recommend and retain his services again in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended litigator
David's drive, with his sharp instinct, has proved great for us where he has delivered results.


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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Hecht Partners LLP
  • 2020 - Present
  • Founding Partner of the New York Office
  • Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Associate
  • Steptoe & Johnson, LLP
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Associate
  • Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Jones Day
  • 2008 - 2010
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  • Fordham University School of Law
  • JD
  • 2008
  • Rutgers University School of Business
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2005
  • Rutgers University School of Engineering
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Soverain Software LLC v. CDW Corp. et al.
  • Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., et al.
  • In the Matter of Certain Mobile Electronic Devices, USITC Inv. No. 337-TA-794
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  • Hudson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Federal Bar Council
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA)
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Patent 1000
  • IAM
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Finalist
  • William Hughes Mulligan Moot Court Competition
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Intellectual property Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked on several matters with David, and he is a terrific advocate and colleague and I heartily endorse him for litigation matters."
Intellectual property Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"David is a creative and conscientious patent attorney with an active interest in, and understanding of, technology. He would be a valuable member of any high-quality legal team."
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New York Intellectual property Lawyer David L. Hecht
David L. Hecht
Intellectual property Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 15 years
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