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For more than 50 years, Dave represented university and corporate clients in intellectual property matters in many fields, including biotechnology, chemical engineering, chemistry, materials, medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Prior to co-founding the firm, he served on the corporate patent staffs of Itek Corporation, the Atlantic Research Corporation and E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.

During his exceptional career, Dave has been a member the Board of Directors of several high technology corporations and served on the Board of Associates of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. He was an Adjunct Professor at Suffolk University Law School and Franklin Pierce Law Center, where he also served as a member of the Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property. Dave often lectured for institutions such as the M.I.T. Innovation Center and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. He also lectured at the People’s Republic of China State Intellectual Property Office and has appeared numerous times as an expert witness in litigation.

During his practice, Dave was rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating for legal competence and ethics. He received the distinction of Best Lawyers® 2015 and 2018 Boston Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year.”  He was frequently selected by Super Lawyers®, and has been highly recognized by IAM Magazine and LMG Life Sciences.  Additionally, he has been elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He was a member of the Massachusetts, Virginia and District of Columbia bars.

Dave was a mentor to many and regarded as a leading expert in the field.


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