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David B. Cochran (Dave)


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  • Cleveland State University (J.D. summa cum laude 1996; Law Review); University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.S. in Electrical Engineering 1989)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

A patent holder himself, Dave Cochran has counseled clients in more than 60 post-grant trials before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent Office. Dave provides clients with a full range of patent legal services including international patent prosecution, patent opinions, prelitigation counseling, ex parte and inter partes patent reexamination, and due diligence of intellectual property assets. He has filed and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications in the United States and throughout Europe, South America, and Asia. Dave participates in all aspects of patent litigation from pre-suit investigation through trial and appeal to the Federal Circuit.

Dave has represented many well-known electronics and software clients, such as ABB, Avid Technology, Blackberry, Eastman Kodak, Kyocera, Gennum, IBM, Intersil, Marvell Semiconductor, Ramtron, Sandisk, SAP, SAS Institute, Semtech, Sigma Designs, Synopsys, Xilinx, and many others.

Prior to joining the Firm, Dave worked as an electrical engineer for IBM and NASA, where he developed technical experience in semiconductor processing and fabrication, circuit design and simulation, semiconductor physics, laser electronics, embedded computer systems, control systems, power supply systems, and high-resolution imaging devices. He holds three U.S. patents and one European patent related to his work for IBM.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America (2015-2018)

    Managing Intellectual Property IP Handbook: "IP Litigator of the Year for Ohio" (2015) and "IP Star" (2014-2017)

    Recommended by The Legal 500 US (2014-2017)
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