David G. Conlin


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Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • IP Litigation
  • International Patent
  • Life Sciences
  • Litigation
  • Trademark, Copyright & Domain Name Protection
  • Education Law
Contact InfoTelephone: 617.348.1856
Fax: 617-542-2241
Internet: Each Attorney's Internet Address takes the following form: first initial, last name @mintz.com (e.g., rmintz@mintz.com)

University State University of New York, B.S.
Law SchoolGeorgetown University, J.D.
Admitted1971, Virginia; Massachusetts; Federal Circuit Court of Appeals; United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts; United States Supreme Court
BornLockport, New York, August 31, 1943

Dave has decades of experience assisting clients in establishing, maintaining, and enforcing their intellectual property portfolios. He serves both plaintiffs and defendants, and focuses on patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, chip designs, domain names, and other intellectual property rights. Dave is a collaborative leader, who utilizes the strengths of his teammates to deliver strategic and unique approaches to his clients.

Prior to joining the firm, Dave was co-chair of the IP litigation practice group at another international law firm. He has also worked as a partner at a preeminent US patent firm.
Dave has served as a patent examiner, and worked as a chemical engineer at DuPont.

In addition, Dave was a technical advisor to Judge Baldwin at the Court of Customs and Patent Appeals (CCPA), predecessor court to the Federal Circuit. He also served as Special Master in the US District Court for the District of New Hampshire.

•Mintz Levin Further Expands IP Practice with Eighteen Attorneys, (01.09.2015)
•Featured in Mintz Levin Adds More from Edwards Wildman, Bingham McCutchen, The American Lawyer (01.08.2015)

Awards & Recognitions
•Listed for more than a decade in the Intellectual Property Law section of Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America: Boston Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2014)
•Consistently listed in New England Super Lawyers
IAM Patent 1000 World's Leading Patent Practitioners (2013)
•Named one of Boston's Top Lawyers for Patent Law (2014)
•Managing Partner IP Star (2014)
•Led a group recognized as one of the 10 best US firms in prosecuting biotechnology patents, IP Worldwide (2002)

Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Successfully concluded multinational licensing arrangements in electronics and software technologies; Obtained key patents for clients in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, electronics, and electromechanical technologies

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David G. Conlin

BostonMA 02111


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