David W. Aldrich

Dave has experience in all areas of patent, trademark, and copyright law, including prosecution, litigation, opinions, licensing, and counseling. His practice canvasses a wide array of technological areas, including pharmaceuticals, medical instruments, optics, analytical instruments, and mechanical devices.

Dave has significant experience in various types of patent litigation. Notably, he was involved in the seminal case Knorr-Bremse v. Dana and Haldex, an en banc appellate decision restoring the attorney-client privilege to patent law. Dave has represented both Plaintiffs and Defendants in numerous patent litigations, including multiple cases related to medical systems, such as the successful summary judgment rulings and appeal in Luma v. Stryker and Karl Storz Endoscopy-America. Dave also has significant experience litigating pharmaceutical patents, including both the preparation of Paragraph IV notice letters and the litigation of Hatch-Waxman ANDA cases, which have involved generic versions of drugs such as Sporanox®, Zofran®, Abilify®, Actos®, Coreg®, Doryx®, MetroGel®, and Pulmicort Respules®.

Dave also has significant experience in the prosecution of patents in many different technologies. He has drafted hundreds of patent applications and has prosecuted countless more cases before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He has also successfully argued multiple appeals before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, such as Ex parte Koelzer (air system valve) and Ex parte Gross (electronic document proofing system).


J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law 2001
B.A., Rutgers University, Philosophy 1998, Physics 2000


State of Connecticut
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of International Trade
U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado