David’s practice includes a broad range of intellectual property matters, with particular emphasis on patent prosecution. David has extensive experience in preparing and prosecuting patent application in technology areas such as pharmaceutical formulations, lubricants, biopolymers, pesticides, papermaking, and environmental remediation.
David supervises the ongoing prosecution and maintenance of the patent portfolios for multiple clients. He has also advised clients in negotiating the purchase of various patent portfolios.
In regard to litigation, David has assisted in multiple patent infringement lawsuits, including pre-trial discovery and motion practice, negotiating settlements, and appeals to the Federal Circuit. He also regularly prepares opinions of counsel in regard to questions of patent infringement and/or validity.
David joined LuedekaNeely as a law clerk in 1998. He became an associate of the firm in 1999 and a shareholder in 2008.
Prior to attending law school, David worked as Process Manager at Ethox Chemicals, in Greenville, SC. At Ethox, he worked extensively in the preparation and manufacturing of a broad range of surfactant chemicals, including ethoxylated and propoxylated alcohols, amines, and acids; esterified ethoxylates and propoxylates; and phosphate esters.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|cum laude||Duke University||1999|
|magna cum laude||University of South Carolina||1994|
|Patent Attorney||Luedeka Neely Group, PC||1999 - Present|
|Process Manager||Ethox Chemicals, LLC||1994 - 1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Knoxville Bar Association||N/A||1999 - Present|
|Tennessee Bar Association||N/A||1999 - Present|
|Duke University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|University of South Carolina||BS - Bachelor of Science||1994|
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