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David J. Simonelli

Of Counsel

David has extensive experience in all aspects of domestic and international intellectual property law. His expertise includes the prosecution of patent, trademark, and copyright applications; clearance and infringement opinions; preparation and negotiation of licenses and assignments; and advising clients on trade secret issues.

A delegate to the United Nations for the World Summit for the Information Society (WSIS), David authored a treatise that was presented at the 2005 WSIS Tunis Summit. He also attended the Geneva Summit in 2003. He has made presentations on patent and copyright laws and has participated in panel discussions with European patent attorneys on the harmonization of intellectual property laws between the United States and other countries worldwide.

His experience also includes the position of Electronics Engineer with the U.S. National Security Agency. David received his law degree from the Michigan State College of Law, and a B.S.E.E. from the University of Michigan.

Areas of Expertise

  • Patent Application Preparation and Prosecution
  • Trademark and Service Mark Application Preparation and Prosecution
  • Copyright Application Preparation and Prosecution
  • Trade Secret Guidance
  • Assignments and License Agreements
  • Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreements

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


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  • DB Magazine Top Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbel AV® Preeminent Rating