David S. Almeling

David Almeling is a partner in O’Melveny’s San Francisco office and a member of the Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group within the Litigation Department.

David focuses his practice on both patent and trade secret litigation. He is also a leader in those fields. Among his other awards, David was recognized in The National Law Journal’s 2014 “Intellectual Property Trailblazers & Pioneers,” which highlights 50 of the top intellectual property lawyers across the country “who are raising the bar in intellectual property law.” David was also named on The Recorder’s 2013 list of “Lawyers on the Fast Track,” which identifies 50 California lawyers across all legal fields “whose early accomplishments indicate they will be tomorrow’s top lawyers and leaders.”

David is a nationally respected authority on patents and trade secrets. He has published more than a dozen articles in best-in-class publications, and he has presented more than a dozen CLE presentations. With O’Melveny’s Darin Snyder, David co-authored the book Keeping Secrets: A Practical Introduction to Trade Secret Law and Strategy, which was published in 2012 by Oxford University Press. David’s second book on trade secret law, Trade Secret Law and Corporate Strategy, will be published by LexisNexis in early 2015. David holds leadership roles in state and national intellectual property bar associations.

David has been successful in every stage of litigation, from securing fast and favorable results through early settlements or motion practice to preserving victories at the Federal Circuit. Clients also entrust David with a wide variety of non-litigation tasks, from conducting pre-filing patent analysis to investigating the alleged theft of trade secrets.

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Areas of Practice 1) Intellectual Property and Technology, 2) Patent and Technology Litigation, 3) Trade Secrets, 4) Litigation, 5) Consumer Electronics, 6) Internet and 7) Semiconductors
Law School Duke University School of Law, J.D.
Admitted Year 2005
Education University of Florida, B.A.
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm O Melveny & Myers LLP
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