Overview

With a prosecution style that emphasizes customer service and face-to-face collaboration with patent examiners, David Jordan has secured more than 1,700 issued U.S. patents for his clients, including more than 500 software patents since the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2014 Alice decision.

David focuses his practice on strategic client counseling and software patent prosecution. With a nuanced understanding of his clients’ technologies, David meticulously crafts claims that lead to allowances and has an impressive record of arguing for patent protection for innovations that are especially difficult to obtain.

In the computer software field, David has prepared and prosecuted patent applications for inventions involving user interfaces and human-computer interaction, business intelligence, data analytics, operating systems, cognitive computing, artificial neural networks, query optimization and processing, and speech, image, and handwriting recognition. Outside of the computer software field, David has significant hands-on experience with patent applications related to e-commerce, business-process and financial modeling, advertising, avionics, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). His experience also extends to health care management, supply chain traceability, satellites, lasers, consumer electronics, games, and toys.

David also engages in a number of pro bono projects. He represents disabled veterans in their appeals at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and manages prosecution of a substantial number of pro bono patent applications referred to him through California Lawyers for the Arts and the Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA).

Before joining Fish & Richardson, David received his commission as an officer in the U.S. Navy and served overseas as an aircraft maintenance officer. As a law student, David was a judicial extern for the Honorable James F. Stiven of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California in San Diego, California.

David is an elected member of the firm’s finance committee.