David L. Larson focuses his practice on patent and other intellectual property litigation and counseling. He has extensive experience in domestic and international intellectual property disputes involving a wide variety of high-tech areas, including electronics and semiconductors, computer software and network devices, as well as several life science technologies, including hormone synthesis, pharmaceutical ointments, extended release drug delivery systems and antibody therapies. He has represented clients in several federal courts around the country, in the US International Trade Commission (ITC) and in California state courts. His recent patent trials have included significant wins in the District of Delaware, the District of New Jersey, the Northern District of California and the Western District of Wisconsin.
In addition to his patent cases, David has worked on notable cases involving software copyright and trade secrets (including a case that led to a decision establishing the applicability in California's federal courts of a state statute requiring plaintiffs to identify their alleged trade secrets prior to obtaining discovery). He also was lead trial and appellate counsel in an income tax case that successfully challenged several positions of the Franchise Tax Board regarding California’s “water’s edge” tax legislation, resulting in multi-million dollar refund for the client.
Prior to law school, David earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Stanford University and worked as a technical engineer in the Engineering Service Division of the DuPont Company.