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DAVID P. SWENSON Esq.

David is an intellectual property litigator with extensive experience in trial courts nationwide and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has a computer science background.

David has worked in particular with entities, in size down to start-ups, at the intersection of media and technology. He was part of obtaining $250M on behalf of TiVo asserting its patents and defending its technology against Verizon. He flipped another firm’s bad result on appeal for a small NYC company called ACTV and its patents against Walt Disney, involving embedding data and functionality in broadcast streams. On the other side, in the ’90s he successfully defended Netscape in a massive patent suit brought by NCR on antiquated patents that had nothing to do with the internet. More recently he handled all the licensing and litigation for a digital media startup from Sweden called T-Rex that had a portfolio of patents being used by every major digital advertiser in America.

At the moment, he uses his 24-years of litigation and appellate experience to advise companies upfront on how to position themselves both to avoid outside challenges based on IP and other issues, as well as how to develop, protect, and if needed defend their IP rights affirmatively to protect their place in the market and their value. He also advises clients on the valuation and management of IP assets, plus related business strategies.

David has earned a reputation as an innovative trial lawyer and thoughtful appellate advocate, defending technology companies, as well as their patents and other IP, in venues including the PTAB, ITC, and FTC, in addition to district courts, the Federal Circuit, and the Supreme Court.

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