Don’s outstanding track record is built on successful outcomes in complicated and high-profile intellectual property litigation across a wide range of industry sectors and in courts throughout the United States. Clients rely on his tenaciousness and excellent trial skills gained from many years of work with cases involving patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights.
Don’s intellectual property litigation experience includes numerous jury and bench trials, appeals to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Seventh Circuit, inter partes review (IPR) proceedings, as well as many arbitrations and mediations. His practice encompasses U.S. and international clients in the following highly technical fields:
- Mechanical arts
- Computer products
- Chemical processing
- Medical devices
A respected thought leader, Don has spoken and published on timely issues regarding patents and other intellectual property areas. Prior to joining Michael Best’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, Don practiced for five years at a large law firm in California, followed by a stint as a prosecutor in the Santa Clara, California Office of the District Attorney.