David N. Weiss is a partner in our Los Angeles office. Mr. Weiss focuses on domestic and international patent protection, copyright protection, trade secret protection, and other forms of intellectual property protection. His technical experience includes electronic, software, and computer-related technologies, as well as communication technologies, mechanical devices, and e-commerce.
In addition, Mr. Weiss’ practice includes general counseling on licensing and infringement issues, drafting license and confidentiality agreements, as well as intellectual property due diligence studies and related negotiations for mergers and acquisitions. He also frequently conducts in-house seminars to assist clients in identifying and prioritizing patentable inventions.
Mr. Weiss currently represents clients in a wide range of technologies, including wireless and VoIP communications, media distribution, video encoding and decoding, computer security, semiconductor devices, solar power, mass storage systems, healthcare information technology, optical network architectures, instrumentation, and automated processing systems. He also represents software clients in matters involving e-commerce, electronic watermarking, restaurant management, phone applications, gaming, and electronic business methods.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Weiss worked for Hughes Aircraft from 1979 to 1985, where he was a lead engineer and designer of avionics, memory systems and automated test equipment. He then worked at Lockheed Electronics as a senior principal engineer. Subsequently, Mr. Weiss joined Smiths Industries, where he was section head of their microprocessor and digital design group, as well as project manager of their flat panel display systems product line.
Mr. Weiss joined the firm in 1995 and became a partner in 2000.
Rutgers School of Law, J.D.
University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA), B.S., Electrical Engineering, with honors
State Bar of California
State Bar of New Jersey
State Bar of New York
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Cellular Networking & Communications
Fiber Optic Networks
Wireless Local Area Networks
Consumer Products & Services
Restaurants & Hospitality
Electrical, Semiconductor & Computer Technology
Electronics & Semiconductors
Healthcare Information Technology
Software & IT
Energy Efficient Technologies
Green Building & Construction
Financial Services & Business Methods
Blockchain & Smart Contracts
Cryptocurrency & Encryption
Licensing & Indemnification
Media, Advertising & Entertainment
Film & Television
Video Games and Interactive Entertainment
Medical Devices & Procedures
AI & Machine Learning
Medical Informatics & Software Systems
Mental Health & Wellness
Transportation & Vehicles
Aerospace & Space Technology
Air conditioning / Heating systems
Electronics (Audio / Video, Communication, Navigation, Security)
Assignments and Licenses
Global Portfolio Management
IP Transactions and Agreements
Patent Strategy & Prosecution
Trade Secret Protection Advice, Counseling, Employee & Nondisclosure Agreements
U.S. Patent Prosecution
- Recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of “the most influential intellectual property attorneys” in the LA region (2017)
- Received the “Sector Award: Best Clean Technology Team” by Acquisition International Magazine (2014)
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPLA)
Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA)
Century City Bar Association