David Conlin

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, PC

$ $$$

Boston 02110 MA US

David G. Conlin helps plan, establish, maintain, and enforce clients’ IP portfolios and protect their freedom to operate against improperly alleged IP infringement. His teams have driven the issuance of over 3,700 patents. Dave has successfully litigated numerous infringement cases, including many Hatch-Waxman cases, and upheld and enforced the patent rights of pharmaceutical, high technology, electronics, and software innovators.

He serves both plaintiffs and defendants. Dave has negotiated licenses for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and technology companies. His teams have also achieved very favorable results in settlement, mediation, and other ADR procedures.

Dave is a collaborative leader who leverages his teammates’ strengths to provide clients with creative, cost-effective strategies. He is regularly recognized for excellence in patent law and IP litigation, and has been listed in Best Lawyers® for 27 consecutive years. Dave has decades of experience assisting clients in establishing, maintaining, and enforcing their intellectual property portfolios.

He serves both plaintiffs and defendants, and focuses on patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, chip designs, domain names, and other intellectual property rights. Dave is a collaborative leader, who utilizes the strengths of his teammates to deliver strategic and unique approaches to his clients.

Prior to joining the firm, Dave was co-chair of the IP litigation practice group at another international law firm. He has also worked as a partner at a preeminent US patent firm. Dave has served as a patent examiner, and worked as a chemical engineer at DuPont.

In addition, Dave was a technical advisor to Judge Baldwin at the Court of Customs and Patent Appeals (CCPA), predecessor court to the Federal Circuit. He also served as Special Master in the US District Court for the District of New Hampshire.


  • Successfully concluded multinational licensing arrangements in electronics and software technologies
  • Obtained key patents for clients in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, electronics, and electromechanical technologies


  • Georgetown University (JD)
  • State University of New York (BS, Chemical Engineering)


  • Massachusetts
  • Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office


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