David Connaughton’s practice involves all aspects of intellectual property law including patents, trademarks, and copyrights, with a focus on patent application preparation and prosecution, licensing, and litigation matters.
Mr. Connaughton is an attorney registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office. He has experience in all aspects of patent practice including patent application drafting and filing, responding to office actions, reexamination proceedings, and post-grant practice, among others. Further, Mr. Connaughton advises clients on all aspects of management, enforcement, and licensing of their patent portfolios, and has been assistant or local counsel in numerous litigations in the Federal Courts.
Mr. Connaughton also has substantial experience in post grant proceedings before the USPTO, particularly ex parte reexamination proceedings to address validity or invalidity positions after patents have issued. Through such proceedings, Mr. Connaughton has effectively helped clients strategically and effectively invalidate and/or weaken the patent positions of opposing parties.