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Local Litigation Star


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David Berl is Co-Chair of the firm’s Patent Litigation practice and focuses principally in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and energy fields. David has served as lead counsel in numerous biotechnology and pharmaceutical patent trials, in appellate proceedings in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and in inter partes review proceedings before the PTO. He regularly serves as lead counsel to major corporations in significant patent litigations and has tried numerous patent cases that have resulted in verdicts favorable to his clients.

Benchmark Litigation selected David as a “National Practice Area Star” and “Local Litigation Star” for intellectual property in their 2020 edition. David has also been recognized as a “Life Science Star” by LMG Life Sciences from 2013 to 2020. The 2019 edition quotes David’s intellectual property peers describing him as “one of the best lawyers working in this space” and he “deserves the accolades he gets.” He was also selected as a leading patent litigation attorney in the 2014 to 2021 editions of IAM Patent 1000, with the 2020 issue noting David has “amazing intellect and is creative, appropriately aggressive and technically superb.” Previous editions of IAM Patent describe David as having “a great deal of experience in high-level litigious matters and is fast, thorough and effective” and “can communicate with our scientists and our engineers and is an all-round brilliant advocate.” 


Updated Oct 2021