David Kocan is a trial-tested IP litigator who uses his prior career in software development and his MBA degree to represent software, hardware, and video game clients in patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, and commercial disputes. David also works with software and video game clients in product counseling, IP licensing, tech transactions, IP enforcement, data privacy, and cybersecurity matters.
I represent high-tech clients in patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, and commercial disputes involving software, mobile device, semiconductor, and flash memory technologies. Utilizing my prior experience as a programmer, as well as my MBA degree, I work with clients in all phases of litigation before federal district courts, state courts, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and the U.S. International Trade Commission. In addition, I also regularly work with video game and software clients on product counseling, tech transactions, data privacy, cybersecurity, and IP licensing matters.
Clients choose to work with me for a multitude of reasons, prominently including my exceptional combination of technical, business, and legal skills. This comprehensive skillset allows me to offer practical business-focused counseling and strategies that bridge the gap between technology, business, and the law.
While in law school, I earned the best advocate award as a moot court competitor and served as editor-in-chief of the Case Western Reserve University Journal of International Law. I also served as a judicial extern for Judge Edmund A. Sargus, Jr. of the U.S. District for the Southern District of Ohio and as a legal intern for Ohio’s Attorney General.
The continued growth of AI, virtual reality (VR), and augmented reality (AR) technologies presents unique legal considerations. IP protection for AI, virtual and augmented reality content, licensing agreements, and privacy concerns related to user data in these environments are areas to watch.
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D.
Case Western Reserve University, M.B.A.
Ohio State University, B.S.
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