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R. David Donoghue is a litigator focusing on intellectual property disputes. His practice spans diverse technology areas, and includes extensive intellectual property licensing experience.

He is the author of the Chicago IP Litigation Blog (, which tracks IP litigation cases in the Northern District of Illinois.


Languages spoken: American Sign Language

Practice areas


  1. Patent Infringement: 100%
    17 years, 50 cases

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Holland & Knight LLP

131 S Dearborn 30th floor
Chicago, IL, 60603

Holland & Knight LLP

131 S Dearborn 30th floor
Chicago, IL, 60603



MIActive And In Good Standing200608/04/2016
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200108/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Chicago 40 Under 40National Law Journal2013
Herman Kogan Media Award (for the Chicago IP Litigation Blog)Chicago Bar Association2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHolland & Knight LLP2008 - Present
Special CounselDla Piper Rudnick Gray Cary2006 - 2008
CounselDelphi Technologies Inc.2005 - 2006
AssociateJenkens & Gilchrist2004 - 2005
AssociateGrippo & Elden2002 - 2004
AssociateKirkland & Ellis2000 - 2002
Law ClerkHon. Gordon J. Quist, federal district judge for the W.D. Michigan1999 - 2000
Publication nameTitleDate
Southeast Texas RecordReducing Patent Litigation Budgets2009
Southeast Texas RecordProtecting Your Brand on Twitter2009
Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual PropertyIn re Bilski: A Midpoint in the Evolution of Business Method Patents?2009
John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property LawThe Uneven Application of Twombly in Patent Cases: An Argument for Leveling the Playing Field2008
Michigan Journal of Gender and Law"I Will Not Sit Idly By While My Future is Determined:" The Response of the University of Michigan Black Law Students' Alliance to Grutter v. Bollinger, et aI. 2002
Georgetown Journal of Legal EthicsConflicts of Interest: Concurrent Representation1998
Chicago IP Litigation BlogAnalysis of Northern District of Illinois IP casesN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterN/AJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of Michigan, Ann ArborAerospace EngineeringOther - Bachelors1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
RotaryUsing Intellectual Property to Grow & Protect Your Small Business2009
Northwestern Journal of Technology and LawBilski: Are Software and Business Methods Patentable2009
Northern District of Illinois Local Patent Rule Roundtable discussion, Applied Discovery RoundtableNorthern District of Illinois Local Patent Rules2009
Marketing Strategy and the Law TeleconferenceBe Pareto Efficient: Control of Social Media, Do Not Let it Control You2009
Legal Practice & Technology Management SeminarBetter Practice Management Through Technology2009
IP Litigation SummitSeven Steps for Reducing Intellectual Property Budgets & Increasing Effectiveness2009
ALI-ABA CLEAlternative Dispute Resolution in Intellectual Property Cases2009
ALI-ABA CLEProtecting & Promoting Your Brand With Social Media2009
Chicago Bar AssociationTop Ten Cyberlaw Trends Northern District of Illinois, Cyberlaw Trends2008
ALI-ABA CLECommunications Decency Act § 230 ISP Immunity2008
ALI-ABA CLEBuilding Relationships & Managing Expectations, Successful Settlements2008
Illinois State Microenterprise InitiativeE-commerce and internet issues for small businesses2007