David R. Medina

Senior Associate


Since bold innovation frequently outpaces legal precedent, tech companies must do more than resolve current legal obstacles. They need attorneys who can craft an IP strategy which encompasses the legal issues of today, as well as anticipate the challenges of tomorrow. Drawing upon his engineering degree, experience as a product manager, clerkship for a patent pilot program judge and years as an IP litigator, David is uniquely qualified to guide clients through current and potential challenges.

David develops strategies to protect his client’s bold innovations, whether assisting one of the world's leading technology companies, or a mobile gaming start-up. He offers intellectual property counseling and litigation, including trademark, patent, copyright, and trade secret matters.

Before joining Orrick, David served as a law clerk to the Honorable Nora Barry Fischer in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Prior to his clerkship, David served as a full-time extern to the Honorable Kathleen O'Malley at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

In addition to his IP practice, David also handles pro bono matters involving technology. He currently represents Impact Justice in an AI related matter which examines law enforcement’s use of predictive data to generate risk assessments for individuals and areas, and deploy forces according to the assigned threat level. David is working to ensure that law enforcement agency metrics and models do not lead to biased policing.

  • Zynga v. Scopely: We secured a very successful settlement for Scopely, a next-generation mobile entertainment company. Zynga had accused Scopely of trade secret violations and employee poaching, filed a request for Temporary Restraining Order, and a Preliminary injunction. The court denied both requests, and the parties settled shortly thereafter.