David G. Conlin: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

David G. Conlin

Boston,  MA  U.S.A.
Phone617 517 5515

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Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • Complex Litigation
  • IP Litigation
  • Educational Institutions
  • Patents
  • Cross Border
  • Life Sciences
University State University of New York at Buffalo, B.S., in Ch.E., 1965
Law SchoolGeorgetown University, J.D., 1971
AdmittedVirginia; Massachusetts; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals; U.S. District Court; U.S. Patent & Trademark Office


American Intellectual Property Law Association
Boston Bar Association
Boston Patent Law Association, Past President
Massachusetts Bar Association
Massachusetts Moderators Association
Boston IP American Inn of Court, Counselor

BornLockport, New York, August 31, 1943

Dave is an active member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. He and his colleagues at Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP serve all of their clients' needs in connection with their intellectual property assets. They assist clients in establishing maintaining and enforcing intellectual property portfolios of Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets, Chip Designs, Domain Names and other IP rights. The group has a wealth of experience in prosecution, litigation and management of IP rights.

Dave is co-chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group. The group blends the technological knowledge of engineers and scientists with trial practice skills and experience to provide an optimum approach to intellectual property litigation. Plaintiff or defendant, the group achieves success through sound litigation management and the unique talents of the group members. For than a decade, Dave has been listed in the Intellectual Property Law section of The Best Lawyers in America publication. He was also named Best Lawyers' 2014 Boston Patent Law Lawyer of the Year. Dave has consistently been included in the New England Super Lawyers listing, a Thomson Reuters publication and is listed in the 2013 edition of IAM Patent 1000 World's Leading Patent Practitioners. Dave has been named as one of Boston's Top Lawyers in 2014 for Patent Law. Dave was recently named as a Managing Partner IP Star 2014.
• Dave has successfully concluded multinational licensing arrangements in electronics and software technologies.

•Dave has obtained key patents for clients in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, electronics and electro-mechanical technologies.

•Dave leads a group, recognized as one of the ten best U.S. firms in prosecuting biotechnology patents, IP Worldwide, 2002.

•Dave served as Special Master in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire.

Scandinavian & Nordic Region

Before Edwards Wildman

After working as a chemical engineer at DuPont, Dave served as a patent examiner for four years. Dave then served two years as a technical advisor to Judge Baldwin at the CCPA, predecessor court to the Federal Circuit. Before joining the Firm, Dave was a partner at Dike Bronstein Roberts & Cushman, one of the oldest patent firms in the country.

Besides Edwards Wildman

Dave has served as Town Moderator for the Town of Nahant, Massachusetts since 1991. Prior to that, he was a member of the Nahant Finance & Advisory Committee. Dave has also served as President of Catholic Family Services and as a Trustee of the Archdiocese of Boston Catholic Charities. For fun, Dave is a jazz bassist, with one CD to his credit, and he sings tenor with the Apollo Club of Boston.

ACI's Second Annual Paragraph IV Disputes Master Symposium
September 30-October 1, 2014 event
ACI's 8th Annual Paragraph IV Disputes Conference
April 27-28, 2014 event
Paragraph IV Disputes Master Symposium
October 3-4, 2013 event
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory: Significant Changes in USPTO Inventor Declaration Requirements to Become Effective on September 16, 2012
August 2012
Duty of care in Hatch-Waxman paragraph IV certifications
May 1, 2006
Judge Rebuffs Challenge to Diabetes Drug Patent
March 29, 2006
Intellectual Property Bulletin - Spring 2004
March 1, 2004
Pfizer, Inc. v. Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Ltd.

Edwards Wildman Honored for Excellence in the IAM Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Practitioners 2014
June 6, 2014
Edwards Wildman Honored in Managing IP's IP Stars 2014
May 14, 2014
Best Lawyers Honors Five Attorneys as 'Lawyer of the Year 2014'
March 7, 2014
Best Lawyers Recognizes 54 Edwards Wildman Attorneys
October 16, 2013
Edwards Wildman Recognized in Managing IP's 2013 World IP Handbook
June 18, 2013
Edwards Wildman Recognized in the IAM Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Practitioners 2013
May 31, 2013
Best Lawyers Recognizes 56 Edwards Wildman Attorneys
September 27, 2012
EAPD Attorneys Selected For Inclusion in Super Lawyers 2010
October 7, 2010
Sixty EAPD Attorneys Recognized by the Best Lawyers in America
August 10, 2010
EAPD Attorneys Recognized in 2010 Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition
March 1, 2010


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David G. Conlin

111 Huntington Avenue
BostonMA 02199-7613


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