David Tobin's principal practice is intellectual property, with an emphasis on patent litigation. He has represented clients in a wide variety of fields, including telecommunications hardware and standards, computer hardware and software, e-commerce, data compression, semiconductor manufacturing and design, fossil energy generation and exploration, renewable energy generation, medical devices, chemical processes, and pharmaceutical formulations. He has litigated complex patent infringement and other IP cases across the country, including in district courts, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and the International Trade Commission. He has also litigated and provided counseling regarding trade secret, copyright, trademark, and trade dress issues.
David's transactional experience includes negotiating license agreements, advising clients on intellectual property acquisitions, and conducting due diligence.
Recognized by Super Lawyers® magazine among its list of Rising Stars—Intellectual Property Litigation (2013-2017), David's litigation experience includes all stages of the lawsuit, including pre-suit investigations, e-discovery, taking and defending numerous fact and expert depositions, summary judgment and Markman proceedings, trial, and appeal.
David's pro-bono docket includes representing veterans before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and representing juveniles and asylum seekers in Immigration Court. David has also first-chaired a number of bench trials and jury trials on pro bono matters.