The Innovation Firm

David E. Brook

Practice Areas

Technologies

Education

  • University of Rhode Island, B.S. in Chemical Engineering
  • Northeastern University, M.S. in Chemical Engineering
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Boston Patent Law Association, Past-Chairman, Chemical Practice Committee
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Past-Chairman, Intellectual Property Committee
  • MIT Enterprise Forum
  • Phi Delta Phi Honorary Legal Fraternity

David E. Brook

David E. Brook Attorney

David E. Brook

Founder and Principal
Concord office
978.341.0036

David, a founding Principal of the firm, has represented university and corporate clients for over 50 years in intellectual property matters in many fields, including chemistry, chemical engineering, materials, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Previously, he served on the corporate patent staffs of Itek Corporation, the Atlantic Research Corporation and E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.

Dave has been a member of the Board of Directors of several high technology corporations and serves on the Board of Associates of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. He is also a former Adjunct Professor at Suffolk University Law School and at the Franklin Pierce Law Center, where he also served as a member of the Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property. Dave has presented many invited lectures, including lectures at the M.I.T. Innovation Center and for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, and has appeared as an expert witness in litigation.

Dave has been rated for over 35 years by Martindale-Hubbell “AV”, the highest possible rating for legal competence and ethics.  He has received the distinction of Best Lawyers® 2015 and 2018 Boston Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year.”  For 12 years, he has been selected by Super Lawyers, and has also been highly recognized by IAM Magazine and LMG Life Sciences.  Additionally, he has been elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Industry Acknowledgements

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Massachusetts
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Firm News

  • The Passing of a Founding Partner, Leo R. Reynolds more
  • For a Fourth Year, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is Recognized for Patent Law by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" more
  • John DuPré and Susan Glovsky Named Best Lawyers in America® 2017 for Trademark Law more
  • Client Kopin Showcases Wearable Technology on WBZ News more
  • For a Third Year, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is Named Tier 1 Law Firm in Boston for Patent Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" more
  • LMG Life Sciences Highly Recommends Firm for Patent Strategy & Management more
  • IAM Magazine Notes Firm's "Rock-Solid Protection" of Clients' Innovations more
  • David Brook Named Best Lawyers 2015 Boston Patent Law "Lawyer of the Year" more
  • IAM Magazine Recognizes Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds for Depth of Technical Expertise more
  • LMG Life Sciences Highly Recommends Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds more
  • IAM Magazine Recognizes Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds as a Recommended Patent Law Firm more
  • LMG Life Sciences 2012 Highly Recommends Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds more
  • IAM Magazine calls Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds "a patent boutique of excellent standing" more
  • David Brook Featured in BBJ's Who's Who in Legal Services more
  • Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Mentioned in Boston Business Journal more
  • Firm is Coaching Sponsor of 2009 New England Venture Summit more

Press Releases

  • The Passing of a Founding Partner, Leo R. Reynolds more
  • For a Fourth Year, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is Recognized for Patent Law by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" more
  • John DuPré and Susan Glovsky Named Best Lawyers in America® 2017 for Trademark Law more
  • IAM Patent 1000 Calls Firm's Work Quality Its Calling Card more
  • For a Third Year, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is Named Tier 1 Law Firm in Boston for Patent Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" more
  • LMG Life Sciences Highly Recommends Firm for Patent Strategy & Management more
  • U.S. News - Best Lawyers? Again Recognizes Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds as "Patent Law - Tier 1" for Boston Area Law Firms more
  • David Brook Named Best Lawyers 2015 Boston Patent Law "Lawyer of the Year" more
  • Firm Opens New Office in Boston’s Seaport District more
  • Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C. Announces Expansion to the Boston Seaport District more
  • David Brook Featured in BBJ's Who's Who in Legal Services more
  • Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Obtained Patent Linked to Hollywood Film more
Biography

David, a founding Principal of the firm, has represented university and corporate clients for over 50 years in intellectual property matters in many fields, including chemistry, chemical engineering, materials, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Previously, he served on the corporate patent staffs of Itek Corporation, the Atlantic Research Corporation and E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.

Dave has been a member of the Board of Directors of several high technology corporations and serves on the Board of Associates of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. He is also a former Adjunct Professor at Suffolk University Law School and at the Franklin Pierce Law Center, where he also served as a member of the Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property. Dave has presented many invited lectures, including lectures at the M.I.T. Innovation Center and for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, and has appeared as an expert witness in litigation.

Dave has been rated for over 35 years by Martindale-Hubbell “AV”, the highest possible rating for legal competence and ethics.  He has received the distinction of Best Lawyers® 2015 and 2018 Boston Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year.”  For 12 years, he has been selected by Super Lawyers, and has also been highly recognized by IAM Magazine and LMG Life Sciences.  Additionally, he has been elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Industry Acknowledgements

Education
  • University of Rhode Island, B.S. in Chemical Engineering
  • Northeastern University, M.S. in Chemical Engineering
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
Speaking Engagements
Professional Associations
  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Boston Patent Law Association, Past-Chairman, Chemical Practice Committee
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Past-Chairman, Intellectual Property Committee
  • MIT Enterprise Forum
  • Phi Delta Phi Honorary Legal Fraternity
News
  • The Passing of a Founding Partner, Leo R. Reynolds more
  • For a Fourth Year, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is Recognized for Patent Law by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" more
  • John DuPré and Susan Glovsky Named Best Lawyers in America® 2017 for Trademark Law more
  • Client Kopin Showcases Wearable Technology on WBZ News more
  • For a Third Year, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is Named Tier 1 Law Firm in Boston for Patent Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" more
  • LMG Life Sciences Highly Recommends Firm for Patent Strategy & Management more
  • IAM Magazine Notes Firm's "Rock-Solid Protection" of Clients' Innovations more
  • David Brook Named Best Lawyers 2015 Boston Patent Law "Lawyer of the Year" more
  • IAM Magazine Recognizes Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds for Depth of Technical Expertise more
  • LMG Life Sciences Highly Recommends Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds more
  • IAM Magazine Recognizes Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds as a Recommended Patent Law Firm more
  • LMG Life Sciences 2012 Highly Recommends Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds more
  • IAM Magazine calls Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds "a patent boutique of excellent standing" more
  • David Brook Featured in BBJ's Who's Who in Legal Services more
  • Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Mentioned in Boston Business Journal more
  • Firm is Coaching Sponsor of 2009 New England Venture Summit more
  • The Passing of a Founding Partner, Leo R. Reynolds more
  • For a Fourth Year, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is Recognized for Patent Law by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" more
  • John DuPré and Susan Glovsky Named Best Lawyers in America® 2017 for Trademark Law more
  • IAM Patent 1000 Calls Firm's Work Quality Its Calling Card more
  • For a Third Year, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is Named Tier 1 Law Firm in Boston for Patent Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" more
  • LMG Life Sciences Highly Recommends Firm for Patent Strategy & Management more
  • U.S. News - Best Lawyers? Again Recognizes Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds as "Patent Law - Tier 1" for Boston Area Law Firms more
  • David Brook Named Best Lawyers 2015 Boston Patent Law "Lawyer of the Year" more
  • Firm Opens New Office in Boston’s Seaport District more
  • Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C. Announces Expansion to the Boston Seaport District more
  • David Brook Featured in BBJ's Who's Who in Legal Services more
  • Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Obtained Patent Linked to Hollywood Film more
Bar Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Massachusetts
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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