Dave Cochran is one of the Firm's leading Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) litigators. In his 25 years of practice, he has handled every type of patent matter for clients primarily in high-technology fields. A patent holder himself, Dave provides strategic patent development, exploitation, litigation, appellate, and international patent services.
Most recently, Dave was part of the three-lawyer Jones Day team that prevailed at the Supreme Court in SAS Institute, Inc. v. Iancu, fundamentally changing PTAB litigation practice at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He has prosecuted hundreds of patent applications throughout the world and has been lead technical lawyer on more than 50 patent litigation matters at various U.S. district courts, involved in more than a dozen appeals to the Federal Circuit, and lead counsel in more than 75 PTAB litigations at the USPTO. Dave led the Jones Day Global Patent Prosecution group for more than 10 years and led the formation of the Jones Day PTAB Litigation group in 2012.
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.
- March 2019
2019 PTAB Bar Association - Master Class Presentation
- December 6-7, 2018
2018 Berkeley Center for Law and Technology IP Forum
- July 19, 2017
2017 Speaker Series: The Supreme Court Takes a Serious Look at the State of U.S. Patent Law
- March 2017
2017 PTAB Bar Association - Panel Discussion on Appellate issues at the PTAB
- August 9, 2012
Patent Issue Forum with David Kappos of the USPTO - Trade Secrets
- Cleveland State University (J.D. summa cum laude 1996; Law Review); University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.S. in Electrical Engineering 1989)
- Ohio, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America (2015-2020); Lawyer of the Year — Patent Litigation (2020)
The National Law Journal — "Intellectual Property Trailblazer" (2019)
Managing Intellectual Property IP Handbook: "IP Litigator of the Year for Ohio" (2015) and "IP Star" (2014-2019)
Recommended by The Legal 500 US (2014-2019)