David Elkins has led our global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group since 2010. While his office is in Silicon Valley, David serves as lead trial and arbitration counsel in patent, trademark and trade dress, trade secret and copyright actions nationwide. He also counsels clients about competitive IP strategy, emphasizing both the protection of trade secrets and safeguarding against the assertion of trade secret claims by others.
David has been named a Thomson Reuters Northern California Super Lawyer since 2014. Following outstanding client feedback, David was identified in 2017 as a “star lawyer” in the Acritas StarsTM global database: “He’s a very dedicated lawyer and we can have full confidence and trust that he will act in our interests.”
David recently stepped down from the Silicon Valley Board of Directors of Playworks after serving on it for more than seven years, including several years as the board’s chair. Playworks is a national nonprofit organization that supports learning at low-income, urban schools by transforming recess and play into a positive experience – helping kids and teachers get the most out of every learning opportunity throughout the school day.