Overview

David is an intellectual property attorney with a wide-ranging skill set and is eager to help clients navigate and understand their needs in this field. In particular, David’s practice has developed a focus on managing of domestic and international trademark portfolios, including crafting of clearance and filing strategies, analysis of availability and registration issues, and counseling on adoption and usage of marks.

David has spent his career in private practice working on intellectual property matters, from patent prosecution and trademark counseling to copyright, anti-counterfeiting, and patent litigation. As part of his experience in private practice, David has also gained unique perspective through long-term secondment assignments on site for multiple clients.

  • Experience

    • Defended automotive aftermarket manufacturer in patent and false advertising litigation.
    • Defended sporting goods equipment company in design patent infringement litigation.
    • Represented music accessory product designer in royalty and indemnification dispute regarding underlying patent infringement claims.
    • Represented turf manufacturer in patent and unfair competition litigation.
    • Represented biochemical testing company in intellectual property ownership dispute.
    • Represented furniture manufacturer in copyright and trademark litigation matters, including preparation and filing of complaints, conducting discovery, briefing dispositive motions, and serving as trial counsel in two trials – including conducting direct and cross examinations before the jury and arguing motions before the court, and obtained jury verdict and damage award in favor of in each trial.
    • Obtained favorable settlement for tobacco product manufacturer’s counterfeiting and fraud claims, and obtained summary judgment against antitrust counterclaim.
    • Represented retailer and international shoe company in U.S. trademark opposition proceedings.
    • Addressed multiple trademark controversies for pet products manufacturer.
  • Credentials

    Education

    • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2005
    • Northwestern University, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2002

    Bar Admissions

    • Illinois
    • Michigan
      • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
      • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
      • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

          Professional Memberships

          • Michigan IP Inn of Court, Barrister Member
        • Insights

          Publications

          • “PTAB Invalidates Construction "Price Schedule" Patents.” Bejin Bieneman PLC’s The Software IP Report blog (Oct. 6, 2017)
          • “Court Finds Evonik Entitled to Permanent Injunction,” Bejin Bieneman PLC’s The Software IP Report blog (Aug. 23, 2017)
          • “Copyrightability Clarified for Designs of ‘Useful’ Articles,” Bejin Bieneman PLC’s The Software IP Report blog (Mar. 27, 2017)
          • “Patent Infringement Claims Requiring a Combination of the Covered Product and Other Components Excluded From Indemnification,” Bejin Bieneman PLC’s The Software IP Report blog (Apr. 13, 2014) 
          • “The Complexities Of Bifurcated Markman Proceedings,” (co-author) Law360 (May 23, 2011)
          • “Enhanced Civil Remedies for IP Owners,” World Intellectual Property Review (Mar./Apr. 2009)

          Speeches & Presentations

          • “The Adidas Case and Substantive Analysis of Trademark Use,” Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association, Southfield, Mich. (Feb. 2017)