David Newman is the Chair of Gould & Ratner‘s Intellectual Property Group, where he focuses his practice in the areas of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. His broad practice includes experience with IP litigation, preparing and prosecuting patents and trademarks, and opinion work relating to infringement/ non-infringement and validity/invalidity.
David serves Fortune 500 companies, mid-size companies and start-ups including clients in a wide variety of industries, including computers, consumer goods, electronics, mechanical devices, medical devices and telecommunications, and financial services and securities trading systems. David has been involved in all aspects of practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, particularly proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB), as well as appeals, reissues and reexamination proceedings.
Drawing upon his technical background, David has worked on IP matters involving technologies such as big data storage systems, cloud services, financial services and securities trading systems, high frequency trading, email, internet encryption systems, eCommerce technology, internet mapping systems, internet server systems, mp3 compression, gaming technology, HVAC controllers, low-latency point-to-point communication systems, microwave transmission systems, semiconductor testing systems, charger plug adapters for cell phones, pixel imaging systems, article-writing software, luggage-locking and security systems, optoelectronics, fiber optics, optical connectors, cable assemblies, semiconductor lasers, small form factor transceivers and adapters, electromagnetic shielding, wave division multiplexing (WDM) systems, electrical connectors, torque sensors, semiconductor chip sockets, PC cards, position sensors, electrical cables, ethernet communication devices, buss bars, differential signal terminators, automotive safety systems, microwave transmission controllers, LED bulbs and power distribution units.
The TC Heartland decision follows the trend of eroding patent holder rights due to the potential for infringers to more easily move the lawsuit to a more favorable forum and in some cases have the issues of infringement and discovery for same stayed for a year or more. As patents and mechanisms to enforce patents become weaker, the high-tech economy of Northern California will begin to diminish as foreign companies encounter fewer obstacles in their way to compete against companies with weaker IP rights… Because so much hinges on a stay motion in modern patent litigation cases, this predominant statistic influences where plaintiffs should consider filing their patent complaint.