David Schmaltz
Knowing his clients invest significant amounts of time and money into research and development, David views his role as creating strategies to help them protect and/or monetize those investments. He is skilled at organizing a lot of complicated data into easily-understandable concepts that help his clients make good business decisions about their intellectual property.David practices Intellectual Property law with an emphasis on mechanical patents. He has extensive experience in managing large and small patent portfolios, as well as in all aspects of client counseling in the patent field including United States and foreign patent prosecution, patent searches, patentability opinions, validity and infringement opinions, pre-litigation assessments, clearance investigations, re-design evaluations, pre-acquisition due diligence, technology transfers, and general licensing matters. On behalf of his clients, David has handled appeals, re-examinations, re-issue applications and other proceedings before the United States Patent Office.

A particular focus of David’s practice is strategically filing patents in order to improve his client’s competitive position in the marketplace in a cost-effective manner.

David’s technology areas are directed primarily toward the mechanical arts and include electromechanical systems, construction equipment, agricultural equipment, drilling machines, exhaust systems, grinding machines, pumps, boats, telecommunications equipment, product handling systems, filtration systems, medical devices, valves, sporting goods, power tools, hand tools, athletic apparel, hydraulic systems, and manufacturing methods.

Outside of the office, David spends much of his time helping his wife chauffeur their four daughters to various activities. He enjoys fishing, playing sports, and spending time outdoors.

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