David founded the Essential Patent LLC intellectual property law firm which focuses on patent law legal counseling, and is a co-founding member of the Ergoniq LLC law firm that handles intellectual property and general business disputes. He has over 20 years of experience leading complex patent litigation in U.S. federal courts and the USPTO. David counsels domestic and international clients to resolve intellectual property disputes in telecommunications and other high-technology areas. He is a leader in global intellectual property law organizations, and often speaks on significant patent law issues. The U.S. Congress and White House have sought his views on patent policy issues. David is a recognized thought leader on standard essential patents. His Essential Patent Blog is followed by decision makers in industry, the judiciary and competition authorities throughout the world. David clerked at the Federal Circuit, has a master’s degree in electrical engineering, and several years of communications engineering experience.