David Zuckerman joined Edell, Shapiro & Finnan in 2016, and has been practicing before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) since 2014. With a degree in physics and related practical work experience, David focuses his practice on patent portfolio development, management, and counseling. His practice also encompasses post-grant proceedings before the USPTO.

David specializes in a wide variety of electrical, software, and mechanical technologies, including:

  • wireless communications
  • computer hardware and software
  • optical networks and optical and laser devices
  • textile manufacturing and smart textiles
  • computer network security and optimization
  • teleconferencing systems
  • autonomous vehicles
  • audio processing and headsets
  • artificial intelligence/machine learning algorithms and systems
  • imaging processing and display technologies
  • user interfaces
  • scheduling software
  • Internet of Things
  • encryption
  • medical devices
  • space systems
  • electronic circuitry and devices
  • semiconductor fabrication
  • e-commerce
  • financial services

Prior to joining Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, David practiced at two intellectual property law boutiques, including one large firm in Washington, D.C. At the boutiques, David prepared and prosecuted patent applications, was involved in post-grant proceedings, and monitored developments in patent legislation. He has also examined patent applications relating to rechargeable batteries at the USPTO.

Before embarking on a career in patent law, David worked in an astrophysics laboratory designing and testing hardware and software components for a cosmic ray detector.

In his free time, David enjoys reading books, listening to podcasts, and playing hockey.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)