David Gindler, an experienced trial attorney, is a partner in Orrick’s Los Angeles office. David focuses on intellectual property litigation and licensing, with a strong emphasis on trials of high-stakes patent and trade secret disputes.
While nationally recognized by Chambers USA for his experience in life sciences matters, David’s work spans a broad array of industries and technologies. He has achieved extraordinary trial outcomes for both plaintiffs and defendants, including a $302 million verdict for breach of a research and license agreement covering foundational biotechnology, as well as defeating a $217 million damages claim in a patent dispute where liability had already been established in an earlier trial handled by a different law firm. David’s exceptional record has earned him repeat honors by Chambers USA. He has been Chambers-ranked for 14 years and is currently ranked Band 2 for Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation in both the USA Nationwide and California editions.
David also negotiates complex intellectual property license agreements involving cutting-edge technologies and creative financial structures, frequently working on behalf of colleges and universities.
David is an active supporter of the nonprofit performing arts community. He currently serves as chairman of the board of directors of Antaeus Theatre Company. He is also a member of the boards of directors of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Master Chorale and Beth Morrison Projects. David has previously served on the boards of directors of Center Theatre Group and The Music Center.
He is a Member of the Litigation and Intellectual Property Law Sections of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of California and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Mr. Gindler is also a member of the Federal Circuit Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association.
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