David practices in the Intellectual Property Group and Patent Division in the Columbus, Ohio office. David prepares and prosecutes U.S. and foreign patent applications for a variety of technologies, and is a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Team, assisting clients with asserting and defending patent and trademark claims in federal court. David also prepares legal opinions including freedom-to-operate opinions as well as patent non-infringement and invalidity opinions.

David has a broad scientific background in the chemical field, including experience in catalysis, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and analytical chemistry.  David’s graduate research focused on methanol-to-olefin zeolite catalysis, using advanced plug-flow micro-reactor, spectrographic and chromatographic techniques, including GC/MS/FID, x-ray powder diffraction, and isotopic labeling analysis. David’s doctoral work culminated in his dissertation: “Toward a Better Understanding of the Interactions of Zeolite and Zeotype Acid Catalysts with Selected Hydrocarbons and Oxygen-Containing Compounds”.  In addition to his doctoral work, David has held two post-doctoral research appointments: first at the University of Southern California from 2005 to 2006, and second at ExxonMobil Chemical from 2006 to 2007.

David has published extensively in the scientific literature, including co-authoring peer-reviewed articles published in Angewandte Chemie, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Chemistry-A European Journal, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Journal of Catalysis, Langmuir, and Accounts of Chemical Research.


University of Miami, B.S., Chemistry, 1999, American Chemical Society Certified

University of Southern California, Ph.D, Chemistry, 2005

New York University School of Law, J.D., 2010


Ohio State Bar Association

Columbus Bar Association

Columbus Intellectual Property Law Association (CIPLA)


U.S. District Court – Northern District of Ohio

U.S. District Court – Southern District of Ohio

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

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United States Patent and Trademark Office

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