David Hoffman has been an attorney practicing exclusively in intellectual property law (patents, trademarks, copyrights and unfair competition) since 1985. He has a B.S. from MIT and earned his law degree at University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Hoffman represents multinational companies as well as numerous start up to medium size businesses. He both litigates and procures rights for his clients, and with his philosophy of prcuring the broadest rights possible, performing good clearance procedures, and negotiation, has successfully avoided and minimized litigation for clients he counsels. Mr. Hoffman has taught for a patent bar review class, has authored articles and given lectures on intellectual property, and has been named to Who’s Who Millennium Edition and Who’s Who Amoung Rsising Young Americans in American Society & Business.
Mr. Hoffman has broad based experience in all phases of intellectual property practice: licensing of computer software and other inventions, counseling and procurement in various technologies including computer software, business and internet processes, mechanical, electrical, electromechanical, microprocessor control, medical, optics, and materials science, as well as litigation. He has also performed numerous patentability, validity and infringement studies and due diligence and clearance projects. He obtains and manages foreign as well as domestic protection for patents, trademarks, and copyrights. He is adept at re-examination, re-issue, oppositions and other complex patent office proceedings. Early in his career, he worked at a prominent Washington D.C. patent firm, and obtained invaluable experience with personal interviews with patent examiners, personally performing patent searches at the patent office, and handling very difficult issues with the patent office.