David Elkins has led our global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group since 2010. Based in Silicon Valley, David serves as lead trial and arbitration counsel in patent, trademark, trade dress, trade secret, false advertising and copyright actions nationwide.
Following outstanding client feedback, David has been named a “star lawyer” in the Acritas Stars™ global database in 2017 and 2018: “He’s a very dedicated lawyer and we can have full confidence and trust that he will act in our interests”; “The quality of his advice: it is sharp, it is to the point, and it’s very concise and relevant.” David has also been a Thomson Reuters Northern California Super Lawyer since 2014.
David served for more than seven years on the Silicon Valley Board of Directors of Playworks, including several years as the board’s chair. Playworks (which David continues to support) is a national nonprofit organization that supports learning at low-income, urban schools by transforming recess and play into a positive experience – helping kids and teachers get the most out of every learning opportunity throughout the school day.
Memberships and Affiliations:
- Member of IQPC’s Global IP Exchange Advisory Council
- University of California, Davis, J.D., 1990
- University of California, Berkeley, A.B., 1986
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