David is the founder and managing principal of BLPLLC, where he enjoys helping clients with complex and challenging intellectual property issues. A former software developer, David can bridge law and technology, delivering exceptional value to our high-tech clients.
He has a wide range of experience representing clients in federal court and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
David counsels everyone from publicly listed companies to startups and entrepreneurs on early-stage IP protection, helping them protect their innovations and develop their brands through strategic patent and trademark prosecution. He conducts pre-launch clearance studies to help avoid infringement allegations and conducts corporate IP due diligence and avoid running into infringement traps.
He has experience in fields as diverse as cryptocurrency and NFTs, cannabis and CBD, software, mobile apps, food and beverage, fashion, book publishing, non-profits, and consumer electronics.
David has spoken frequently in the areas of intellectual property issues in the cannabis and cryptocurrency industries. He has been involved with the New York City Bar Association Patents Committee where he chaired the CLE Subcommittee. He is also active in the small law firm practice development community.
David started his career at a highly regarded NYC IP firm gaining experience in high-stakes patent litigation, international patent enforcement and portfolio management, and trademark prosecution and brand protection. In 2013, David founded BLPLLC in a 70-square-foot WeWork space in NYC’s SoHo neighborhood.
Besides being an attorney and small business owner, David has interned in the Washington bureau of a major newspaper, delivered pizza, and clerked for a state court judge. In his time away from the firm, David can be found hiking in NYS’s Adirondack Mountains, listening to thrash metal, cooking, and spending time with his family.