Dave Gesner has more than 18 years’ experience helping clients obtain and enforce commercially valuable IP rights through utility and design patent prosecution, counseling, litigation support, diligence, licensing, opinions and post-grant proceedings.

A significant portion of Dave’s practice focuses on protecting software-implemented inventions and successfully navigating the challenging and ever-evolving legal landscape relating to the patent-eligibility of software and business methods. Dave has significant experience in this area with clients in the financial services, fintech and cryptocurrency industries, particularly as it relates to machine learning, “big data” analytics, and mobile applications.   
 
Prior to becoming an attorney, Dave spent over 10 years as a consultant, developing software and managing teams that implemented large-scale computer systems. This wide-ranging experience enables Dave to provide counseling in a variety of computer-related technologies, and he has worked with clients to protect innovations relating to databases, networking, security, telecommunications, storage systems, cryptography, speech recognition, healthcare-related technology, wearable technology, 3D printing, audio processing, DRM and Internet-based technologies, including social media and location-based marketing, tracking and search. Dave also has significant experience protecting non-computer-related inventions, including consumer products, toys, green technologies and sporting goods.

  • Helped small e-commerce company build and manage worldwide patent portfolio which has contributed to it achieving an attractive valuation through multiple funding rounds
  • Defended large defense contractor against infringement claims brought by competitor by drafting opinions of non-infringement and/or invalidity of competitor’s patents
  • Worked with manufacturer of consumer electronic devices to extend the breadth of coverage of its earlier patents to cover de facto industry communication standard
  • Devised strategies to help individual inventor protect sporting equipment through utility and design patents, where inventor’s previous counsel told him no protection was available, and helped guide subsequent licensing efforts
  • Helped numerous growing companies in building and managing patent portfolios to achieve strategic objectives 
  • American Bar Association
  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • Pi Zeta Chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha, Board Member

Dave is an avid snowboarder and cyclist.

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Dave Gesner has more than 18 years’ experience helping clients obtain and enforce commercially valuable IP rights through utility and design patent prosecution, counseling, litigation support, diligence, licensing, opinions and post-grant proceedings.

A significant portion of Dave’s practice focuses on protecting software-implemented inventions and successfully navigating the challenging and ever-evolving legal landscape relating to the patent-eligibility of software and business methods. Dave has significant experience in this area with clients in the financial services, fintech and cryptocurrency industries, particularly as it relates to machine learning, “big data” analytics, and mobile applications.   
 
Prior to becoming an attorney, Dave spent over 10 years as a consultant, developing software and managing teams that implemented large-scale computer systems. This wide-ranging experience enables Dave to provide counseling in a variety of computer-related technologies, and he has worked with clients to protect innovations relating to databases, networking, security, telecommunications, storage systems, cryptography, speech recognition, healthcare-related technology, wearable technology, 3D printing, audio processing, DRM and Internet-based technologies, including social media and location-based marketing, tracking and search. Dave also has significant experience protecting non-computer-related inventions, including consumer products, toys, green technologies and sporting goods.

  • Helped small e-commerce company build and manage worldwide patent portfolio which has contributed to it achieving an attractive valuation through multiple funding rounds
  • Defended large defense contractor against infringement claims brought by competitor by drafting opinions of non-infringement and/or invalidity of competitor’s patents
  • Worked with manufacturer of consumer electronic devices to extend the breadth of coverage of its earlier patents to cover de facto industry communication standard
  • Devised strategies to help individual inventor protect sporting equipment through utility and design patents, where inventor’s previous counsel told him no protection was available, and helped guide subsequent licensing efforts
  • Helped numerous growing companies in building and managing patent portfolios to achieve strategic objectives 
  • American Bar Association
  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • Pi Zeta Chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha, Board Member

Dave is an avid snowboarder and cyclist.