Dave is an IP litigator with 12+ years of patent and trademark experience and an extensive ecommerce practice. Clients rely on Dave to help them protect and defend their trademarks, patents, and copyrights. He directs enforcement efforts and seamlessly manages internal client teams to reduce costs and maximize timely and efficient enforcement. His significant background with design patents ranges from drafting and prosecution to enforcement and litigation. His trademark and branding experience ranges from domestic and international clearance and prosecution to opposition and cancellation proceedings and federal district court actions. Clients also rely on Dave’s knowledge of domestic and international due diligence assessments, including those related to new product lines, corporate acquisitions and divestitures, and licensing and other technology transfer arrangements.
Dave’s practice also advises clients on data protection issues in connection with various laws, such as the European Union’s and United Kingdom’s General Data Protection Regulations, the California Consumer Privacy Act, and the California Privacy Rights Act. He helps clients assess legal obligations and risks associated with these laws, including presenting company-wide trainings, drafting and reviewing privacy and retention policies, and mitigating risks associated with cross-border data transfers.
Dave is passionate about teaching and career development. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Utah SJ Quinney College of Law and has directed the local IP Moot Court competition between the University of Utah and Brigham Young University for nearly 10 years. He chairs the recruiting committee at Workman Nydegger and spends significant time mentoring younger attorneys.
Dave holds both a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and a Law Degree from the University of Utah. He is a member of the David K. Winder IP Inn of Court and sits on INTA’s Geographical Indications Committee. He is regularly recognized in peer-reviewed publications, such as Utah Business Magazine’s Utah Legal Elite, The Best Lawyers in America, and WTR1000.