David Barker has litigated intellectual property and other complex business disputes for over 10 years. His experience trying cases and helping clients secure and protect intellectual property rights gives him perspective in supporting different business objectives. While those objectives can require extended litigation, they are often met through negotiated resolution and settlement. David helps clients craft approaches that make the most business sense.
David represents businesses as plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of matters, including disputes involving patent infringement, trademark and trade dress infringement, copyright infringement, unfair competition, deceptive advertising, trade secret misappropriation, cybersquatting, and software development and licensing. Sometimes beyond, but often in conjunction with intellectual property, David advises clients in complex business disputes involving breach of contract, business torts, defamation, fraud, and other matters.
David's case experience includes representing businesses during inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, proceedings under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, and arbitration proceedings before the American Arbitration Association.
David is a registered patent attorney and has prosecuted patent, trademark, and copyright applications. He has counseled clients regarding intellectual property portfolio development and strategy, and has experience in licensing, business transactions, due diligence, and clearance, infringement, validity, and patentability analyses.
David manages and regularly contributes to Snell & Wilmer’s IP litigation blog, SWIPlit.com.
Duke University School of Law (J.D., 2006)
Executive Editor, Duke Law and Technology Review
Secretary, Duke Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw Society (2004-2005)
Robert William and Robert Wheaton Walter Scholar
Brigham Young University (M.S., 2003)
Brigham Young University (B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2002)
Member, Tau Beta Pi
American Bar Association
Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (2015-2019)
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, Patent Litigation, Guest Lecturer (2013-2014)
American Intellectual Property Law Association (2012-2016)