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Dave has worked extensively on patentability, infringement, freedom to operate, and validity studies and has managed U.S. and international patent portfolios for a number of clients.

Dave has significant experience in a variety of mechanical and electrical technological fields, including locking devices, electronic access control systems, cabinet and garage storage systems, valves and fittings, lighting fixtures, medical devices, building materials, filtration systems, welding systems and product packaging.

He is an active member of the Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association and has presented “patent basics” seminars for Cleveland State University and the Cuyahoga Small Business Development Center.

Dave was employed with the Swagelok Company as a technical service and product evaluations engineer for seven years. He joined Calfee in 2005 and became a partner in 2014.


J.D., magna cum laude, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Order of the Coif, Law Review, 2005

M.B.A., Cleveland State University, 2000

B.S.M.E., University of Notre Dame, 1994

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