David M. Pitcher
David M. Pitcher is a partner with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Staas & Halsey LLP and has been practicing law for over 35 years. For the past 30 years, he has been in private law firm practice specializing exclusively in intellectual property matters, with particular interest in counseling clients on overall intellectual property strategy related to patent and trademark protection, procurement, validity and enforcement issues, and licensing. He has assisted clients in many different technology areas for manufacturing companies, computer software and hardware companies, and service and financial institutions.
Mr. Pitcher has an engineering degree (BSE) from the University of Michigan, a law degree (JD) from Syracuse University, and also attended the George Washington University Graduate School of Business in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Pitcher is admitted to the bars of the State of New York and the District of Columbia and holds memberships in the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), the International Trademark Association (INTA), the Licensing Executive Society (LES), the International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (AIPPI), the New York Bar Association, the D.C. Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association.
Over the past 25 years, Mr. Pitcher has published various articles and has made numerous presentations on U.S. intellectual property issues to various organizations. His publications have included: “Intellectual Property Infringement Indemnification”, Drafting License Agreements 4th Edition 2007 (Aspen Publishing), "U.S. Design Patent Protection for a Company's Product Configurations", and "Basic Considerations in a U.S. Patent Infringement Analysis.”
In his professional career before private law firm practice, Mr. Pitcher was an attorney with the U.S. government involved in litigation and economic pricing controls for the Executive Branch and a military aide to the President of the United States, and also worked as an intellectual property attorney and an engineer with one of the larger U.S. manufacturing corporations. In the past, he was a member of the Board of Directors of a publicly-stock traded military/defense systems and semiconductor manufacturing company.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- The District of Columbia Bar, Section of Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law
- Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Section of Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law
- Licensing Executive Society
- Federal Bar Association, Section of Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- New York Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
- International Trademark Association
- "Preventing Misuse of Trademarks On the Internet", International Legal Strategy, May , at 16, 2002
- "Intellectual Property Infringement Indemnification", Intellectual Property Law Update (Anthony B. Askew & Elizabeth C. Jacobs eds), 143, 2002
- "I.P. Infringement Indemnifcation", Drafting License Agreements, forthcoming 4th ed., 2002
- "The Ever Expanding Scope of U.S. Trademarks", International Legal Strategy (ILS), 1999
- "Trademark Law Treaty Amendments to United States Trademark Law", International Legal Strategy (ILS), 1999
- Phi Delta Phi