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David B. Sandelands

Patent application Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Texas - TX 11 years
    California - CA 25 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Patent application
    30%
    Patent procurement in a variety of fields including mechanical and electro-mechanical products, medical devices, industrial lighting, aerospace and automotive components, and business methods.

    26 years

  2. Patent infringement
    30%

  3. Intellectual property
    20%

  4. Trademark application
    10%

  5. Trademark infringement
    10%

 

I focus my practice on patent and trademark procurement and infringement litigation. With regard to patents, I specialize in the acquisition of patents in the mechanical, electro-mechanical, medical device and business method arts. Representative industries include automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, industrial lighting, medical devices, and consumer products, among others. Acquiring patent protection is often critical to protect your product development investment. 

 

With regard to litigation, I represent plaintiffs and defendants in patent, trademark, trade dress, trade secret and copyright cases in federal and state courts. If you need to enforce your intellectual proprty rights or have been accused of infringement, I can help.

  

I also have in-depth experience in patent reexamination proceedings and opinion work including freedom to operate, patent noninfringement and patent invalidity opinions.

 

I am a graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (1998) and of Michigan State University (Go Spartans!), B.S. Mechanical Engineering (1982).

 

I am a member of the State Bars of California and Texas and am a Registered Patent Attorney. 

 

Prior to beginning my legal career, I enjoyed a 12 year career as an Aerospace Engineer at Hughes Aircraft Company and the McDonnell Douglas Corporation working on communications satellites, the C-17 Globemaster cargo aircraft and the International Space Station.

Location

Cislo & Thomas LLP
12100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA, 90025

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Posted by Stefan | October 24, 2012
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Over the years I have used legal services and David was one of the few who you would want as a friend. I hope (don't expect) that in the future attorney I will be using will be as professional and nice as Dave. Fully recommend his services.
Posted by Demian | October 24, 2012
Excellent patent attorney
David Sandelands has been instrumental in working with our company to build our patent portfolio. He has worked one-on-one with our engineers and in-house counsel to devise an intellectual property protection strategy for our inventions. We have retained Dave for all of our patent work for the past two years. We strongly recommend.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Cislo & Thomas, LLP
  • 2004 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Enterprise Counsel Group, Alc
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • Christie Parker & Hale, LLP
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Attorney
  • Fulwider Patton, LLP
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Extern to Magistrate Judge Maria Elena James
  • United States District Court For The Northern District Of California
  • 1997 - 1997
  • Principal Aerospace Engineer
  • McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Company
  • 1988 - 1995
  • Lead Aerospace Engineer
  • Hughes Aircraft Company
  • 1983 - 1987
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Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Michigan State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Boris v. Denenberg
  • Successfully represented Plaintiff
  • Zoo Med Labs v. Topiary Art Works
  • Successfully represented Defendant
  • US Lighting Tech, v. Deco Lighting, Inc.
  • Successfully represented Plaintiff
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Associations

  • Los Angeles Superior Court
  • Volunteer Dispute Resolution Officer
  • 2012 - Present
  • West Los Angeles Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Registered Attorney
  • 2000 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Excellent Performance of Space Station Structural Analysis
  • McDonnell Douglas Corporation
  • 1994

Publications

  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • High Court Resovles Lanham Act Circuit Split
  • 2014
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Reining in Patent Trolls, State by State
  • 2014
  • San Francisco Daily Journal
  • High Court Resovles Lanham Act Circuit Split
  • 2014
  • San Francisco Daily Journal
  • Reining in Patent Trolls, State by State
  • 2014
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Law Still Fuzzy on Patentability of Business Methods
  • 2013
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Commercial Skipping
  • 2013
  • San Francisco Daily Journal
  • Law Still Fuzzy on Patentability of Business Methods
  • 2013
  • San Francisco Daily Journal
  • Commercial Skipping
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
Endorse David
Patent application Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dave is a skilled patent drafter and prosecutor."
Intellectual property Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Having worked with David on a number of matters, he is very diligent, honest, and gets results."
Intellectual property Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David, did outstanding work on an infringement opinion"
Intellectual property Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"David has a strong background in patent prosecution and litigation. I enjoyed working with him, as he is a friendly and collegiate person in addition to a professional and skilled patent attorney."
Intellectual property Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I worked with David for many years and observed his expertise with intellectual property litigation. David is ethical and knowledgeable. I would not hesitate to consult with or refer to him any matter involving intellectual property in general or patents specifically. David is a top notice patent attorney."
Patent application
Intellectual property
Intellectual property

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Los Angeles Patent application Lawyer David B. Sandelands
David B. Sandelands
Patent application Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 25 years
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