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About David

David Goren is a principal in the Silicon Valley office of Fish & Richardson P.C. His practice emphasizes client counseling in the areas of patent portfolio development and management, including U.S. and foreign patent prosecution and patent acquisition, and across a wide variety of mechanical, electronic and software technologies.  His practice also emphasizes post-grant proceedings, preparation of non-infringement and invalidity opinions, product clearance, patent licensing, counseling on intellectual property strategies, and due diligence in connection with mergers and acquisitions.

In terms of technological breadth, Mr. Goren’s practice encompasses semiconductors, electronics, mechanical devices, and software, as well as optics, medical devices, and business methods.  For example, he has deep exposure to semiconductor technology ranging from transistor structure, such as 3D NAND, TSV and power transistor design, through semiconductor fabrication methods such as deposition, etching, polishing and thermal processing and associated fabrication equipment.  His practice covers mechanical engineering and materials science, electronics, and electromechanical systems, ranging from simple consumer products to batteries; solar technology, such as solar cells and concentrators; voltage regulators; computer networks and networking devices; system-on-chip technology; nanotechnology, such as carbon fibers; and MEMS devices, such microactuators and microsensors and associated fabrication techniques. In software, his experience includes security techniques, applications and clustering algorithms for big data, Internet of Things, image processing, control algorithms, media delivery, and financial software such as aggregation, pricing algorithms, electronic wallets and fraud detection.

Mr. Goren has handled over a dozen post-grant matters, many of which involved coordination of strategy across multiple foreign jurisdictions, including two inter partes reviews.

Mr. Goren also manages prosecution of pro bono patent applications referred through the Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA).

Before attending law school, Mr. Goren worked for two years as a patent agent for Greyhawk Systems Inc., a startup company with technology in the field of liquid crystal projectors.

Speaking Engagements

How to Defeat an Alice Rejection,” Fish Patent Webinar, May, 6, 2020

“The Fate of Software Patents Post-Alice,” Bay Area IP Roundtable for Start-Ups, August 24, 2016

“Trade Secrets versus Patents,” Bay Area IP Roundtable for Start-Ups, March 9, 2016

“Post Alice Prosecution,” Fish Silicon Valley Seminar Series, November 18, 2014

“Patents that Attract Investment,” Bay Area IP Roundtable for Start-Ups, March 4, 2015

“Introduction to Issues in Software Patents,” Bay Area IP Roundtable for Start-Ups, July 22, 2015

Prepared and prosecuted patent applications directed to semiconductor fabrication equipment, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) including fluid ejectors and accelerometers, display technology including organic LEDs and liquid crystal displays, monitoring equipment including pyrometers and mass spectrometers, and electrical circuits including power supplies. Additional experience in computer networks, computer software, business methods and medical devices, as well as trademark prosecution.

Focus Areas
Education

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center (1994)


B.A. with high honors, Physics, University of California, Berkeley (1989)

Admissions
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 1991
  • California 1994
Memberships & Affiliations

California Intellectual Property Lawyers Association

American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association

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