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Dave specializes in U.S. patent law and helps university and corporate clients maximize the value of intellectual property with creative patenting and licensing strategies.  He also regularly assists clients by crafting invention disclosure programs, providing employee training on intellectual property protection and business management best practices, and negotiating complex licensing deals. 

Dave is a registered U.S. patent attorney who has prepared and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications worldwide, encompassing a variety of technologies including:

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Recent Patents

  • 9,851,528 Optical coating permitting cavity self-locking
  • 9,821,822 Automatic parking brake for truck mounted brake cylinder
  • 9,819,781 System for providing temporary speed restrictions to locomotives
  • 9,789,889 Slack adjuster for narrow gauge railroad cars
  • 9,758,808 Bioluminescence resonance energy transfer between bioluminescent proteins and semiconductive nanomaterials
  • 9,752,180 Methods and compositions for amplification and detection of MicroRNAs
  • 9,744,041 Shape-memory-actuated materials for accelerated healing of orthopedic injuries 
  • 9,737,587 Treatment of autism spectrum disorders with ciliary neurotrophic factor peptide mimetic
  • 9,643,587 Sequence valve for a brake cylinder having an automatic parking brake
  • 9,604,281 Method to control void formation in nanomaterials using core/alloy nanoparticles with stainless interfaces
  • 9,603,905 Intranasal insulin administration for the minimization of anesthesia-induced memory loss
  • 9,505,825 Methods and systems for zinc delivery using intrinsic factor or haptocorrin
  • 9,450,572 Self-cascadable phase shifter
  • 9,422,393 Water-triggered shape memory of PCL-PEG multiblock TPUs
  • 9,340,578 Inhibitors targeting human ghrelin O-acyltransferase
  • 9,249,203 Treatment of brain injury with a neurotrophic peptide

Recent IP Litigation

  • General Mills, Inc. v. Chobani, LLC, 3:16-cv-58 (NDNY) – Assisted Fortune 500 company in obtaining a preliminary injunction against allegedly false advertising campaign launched by competitor
  • Fage Dairy Industry v.  General Mills, Inc. 11-cv-01174 (NDNY) – Represented trademark owner in appeal by plaintiff from adverse Trademark Trial and Appeal Board decision 
  • Conmed Corporation v. Cosmescu et al, 6:13-cv-01226 (NDNY) – Successfully defended publicly traded corporation from patent infringement claims brought by a competitor
     

  • Listed in:
    • The Best Lawyers in America®, Patent Law, 2022
    • New York Super Lawyers®, Intellectual Property, 2018
    • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Rated
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Justinian Honorary Law Society
  • Form and Accuracy Editor, Syracuse Law Review
  • Corpus Juris Secundum Recipient
  • West Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient