David L. Witcoff

David Witcoff has litigated complex, high-stakes intellectual property disputes for more than 30 years. His experience covers technologies such as semiconductor circuitry, fabrication, and packaging; circuit design; internet and World Wide Web systems and protocols; computer hardware and software; electronic commerce systems; computer networking; telecommunications; digital image processing; digital cameras; fuel tank inerting systems; paging control systems; optic lenses; medical devices; pharmaceuticals; diagnostic equipment; automotive control systems and components; and Christmas ornaments.

David 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. Representative clients in public matters include Freescale Semiconductor, IBM, Kyocera, Micron, Motorola, Nikon, Parker Hannifin, and Texas Instruments.

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 "distinguished and versatile trial lawyer" who is "sharp, but not arrogant or over the top" and who "knows how to focus on the right issues to get great results for his client."

David coordinates the Intellectual Property Practice in Jones Day's Chicago Office.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Intellectual Property, 2) Patent Litigation, 3) ITC Section 337, 4) Trademarks and 5) Unfair Competition & Copyrights
Law School The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
Education Stanford University (B.S. 1979)
Bar Member / Association Illinois, California, Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, numerous other U.S. District Courts, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark
Most recent firm Jones Day
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