Atkinson, David S. - Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

A patent attorney and an inventor himself, David Atkinson protects innovation in the technology sector. David assists high technology companies in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, patent due diligence and patent portfolio evaluation.

His practice covers a broad spectrum of technological areas encompassing consumer electronic devices, sensors, networking, communications, operating systems, user interfaces, data structures, databases and computer hardware. He is well versed in many technologies including input/output devices, application software, haptics, force-sensing, storage systems, remote controls, satellite and terrestrial communication systems, programming recording systems, navigational systems, video encoding, graphical interfaces, display systems and access control systems.

Representative Matters
  • Represented a Fortune 50 company to protect and grow its consumer goods-related intellectual property across a broad range of technologies, including sensors, input mechanisms, imaging, mechanical structures, manufacturing processes and more, spanning thousands of assets worldwide.

  • Represented a Fortune 250 company for patent protection related to networking, data transmission, content delivery and related hardware. Prepared opinions of counsel for noninfringement, invalidity and freedom to operate.

  • Performed IP due diligence for clients relating to purchases of company, including establishing chain of ownership, evaluating coverage of applications, providing analysis of strength of acquired portfolio with respect to competitors and strategies for expansion of IP.

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Education
  • J.D., 2006, magna cum laude, Creighton University School of Law
  • B.S., Computer Science, 2001, magna cum laude, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • B.A., 2008, summa cum laude, New York Institute of Technology
  • M.F.A., 2010, University of Nebraska
Admissions
  • Colorado
  • Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Recognition
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