David Witcoff has represented preeminent technology companies in complex, high-stakes intellectual property litigation for more than 30 years. He has been lead trial counsel in federal district courts throughout the country, in the U.S. International Trade Commission, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
David has been recognized in numerous publications as a leading intellectual property litigator, earning such accolades as client focused and possesses a rare blend of engineering/scientific knowledge as well as top notch trial skills and a distinguished and versatile trial lawyer who is sharp, but not arrogant or over the top and a brilliant negotiator and knows how to focus on the right issues to get great results for his client.
David's experience covers a wide variety of technologies, including semiconductor circuitry, fabrication, and packaging; internet and World Wide Web systems and protocols; computer hardware and software; telecommunications; computer networking systems; electronic commerce systems; digital image processing; digital cameras; fuel tank inerting systems; refrigerated display systems; paging control systems; optic lenses; vacuum cleaners; train axle bearing assemblies; medical devices; pharmaceuticals; diagnostic equipment; automotive control systems and components; and Christmas ornaments. Representative clients include Amsted, Freescale Semiconductor, IBM, Kyocera, Lennox International, Micron, Motorola, Nikon, NXP Semiconductors, Parker Hannifin, and Texas Instruments.
David also represents clients in inter partes review and other post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
David coordinates the Intellectual Property Practice in Jones Day's Chicago Office.
Freescale obtains voluntary dismissal with prejudice of allegations of patent infringement after identifying alleged inequitable conduct before discovery started
Nikon defends patent infringement claims in action involving communication between digital cameras and personal computers
Kyocera defends against alleged patent infringement relating to telecommunications standards
Honors & Distinctions
Recognized as a leading IP litigator in:
Chambers USA - Leaders in Their Field (2004-2016)
The Best Lawyers in America (2005-2017), including 2016 Lawyer of the Year for Litigation - Intellectual Property (Chicago)
Intellectual Asset Management's IAM Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Practitioners (2011-2016)
Illinois Super Lawyers (2005-2016)
Managing Intellectual Property IP Handbook - IP Stars (2013-2016)
Benchmark Litigation - Litigation Star (2015-2017)
The Legal 500 US (2013)