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David Schmidt, Ph.D.

David R. Schmidt practices intellectual property law, with a focus on patent litigation and prosecution in the fields of medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

As an undergraduate engineer, Dr. Schmidt worked in research and development for Kimberly-Clark Corporation in the areas of health care and personal care products. Before attending law school, he worked as a graduate research assistant in the areas of biomedical engineering and drug delivery. During law school, Dr. Schmidt worked in the Notre Dame Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic. 

Dr. Schmidt worked as a summer associate at the firm in 2011 and joined the firm in 2012.

University of Notre Dame, J.D.
University of Wisconsin – Madison, Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering
University of Wisconsin – Madison, M.S., Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Wisconsin – Madison, M.S., Biomedical Engineering
University of Wisconsin – Madison, B.S., Biomedical Engineering
State Bar of California
U.S. District Court – Central District of California
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Antibodies & Immunology


Personalized Medicine

Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine

Tissue Engineering

Chemical, Industrial & Materials


Automation & Robotics


Chemical Engineering

Food Chemistry

Fuel Cells & Batteries

Oil & Gas

Organic Chemistry

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Physical Chemistry



Consumer Products & Services

Food & Beverage

Electrical, Semiconductor & Computer Technology

Electronics & Semiconductors

Healthcare Information Technology


Energy Efficient Technologies

Medical Devices & Procedures

Ablation Technology

Aesthetics & Implants

AI & Machine Learning


Annulus & Nucleus Repair

Arteriovenous (AV) Fistula


Biocompatible Polymers & Coatings

Cardiac Assist Device (E.g., LVAD & Heart Pumps)

Cardiac Rhythm Management


Catheters & Probes

Chordae Tendineae Repair & Replacement

Chronic Total Occlusions

Deep Venous Thrombosis

Dental Devices

Dermatology & Aesthetics


Drug Eluting & Drug Delivery Devices

Ear, Nose, & Throat

Embolic Coils

Embolic Protection & Clot Retrieving

Flow Diverter


Glucose Monitoring & Insulin Infusion

Hemorrhagic Stroke

Hypertension Management Devices



Infusion Pumps

Intra Cranial Hemorrhage

Ischemic Stroke


Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occlusion

Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)

Medical Informatics & Software Systems

Mental Health & Wellness

Minimally Invasive & Endoscopic Procedures

Mobility Preservation

Nephrology & Dialysis Equipment



Obesity Management & Bariatrics


Ophthalmology & Eye Care


Pacemakers & Electrical Stimulation Devices

Patent Foramen Ovale Closure


Peripheral Artery Disease

Prosthetics & Orthotics

Psychiatric & Neurological Conditions



Sleep Apnea

Spinal Cages

Spinal Fusion

Spinal Posterior Instrumentation

Spinal Stenoses


Sports Medicine

Stents, Valves, & Delivery Systems

Sterile Field Devices

Structural Heart

Surgical Equipment

Tissue Engineering

Trans Septal Crossing

Transcatheter & Surgical Aortic, Mitral & Tricuspid Valve Replacement


Urology & Incontinence

Valvular Incompetence


Vital Signs, Physiologic, & Hemodynamic Monitoring

Women’s Health & OB/GYN

Wound Care


Antibodies & Immunology

Biological Manufacturing of Chemicals


Biosimilars & Hatch-Waxman Litigation

Personalized Medicine

Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine


Due Diligence
Global Portfolio Management
Infringement Risk 
IP Strategy
IP Transactions and Agreements
Opinions Counseling
Patent Strategy & Prosecution
Tech Transactions
Trade Secret
Trade Secret Protection Advice, Counseling, Employee & Nondisclosure Agreements
U.S. Patent Prosecution

Society for Biomaterials – Best Abstract in Category, Wisconsin School of Pharmacy – Travel Award in Drug Delivery

Society for Biomaterials

Wound Healing Society

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