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A partner in the Litigation Department, David J. Ball, Jr. focuses on patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, antitrust and related tort and contract litigation.
Dave has substantial litigation experience across a broad range of technology industries. He represents or has represented many leading companies, including 2K Games, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Amkor, Biogen, Cisco, Cutera, Fiserv, Garmin, General Electric (including litigations for GE Energy and GE Healthcare), Intel, Lexar, Life Technologies, Micron, Monsanto, NetApp, OSRAM, Rockstar Games, SAP, Seiko Epson, SICPA, Siemens, STATS ChipPAC, Take-Two Interactive, TCL Communications Technologies, Weight Watchers and Yahoo. He is also active in pro bono work.
Dave's representations that have gone through trial include:
Dave is registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Dave was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Civil Division for the District of Columbia from 1999-2003, where he tried five cases and argued two appeals to the D.C. Circuit. Dave was lead government counsel in successfully defending the District of Columbia's "Megan's Law" sexual offender registry from constitutional attack.
From 1996-98, Dave served as an Associate Solicitor of the US Patent and Trademark Office, where he argued five times before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the court with exclusive jurisdiction over patent appeals.
In 1994-95, Dave clerked for Judge Randall R. Rader on the Federal Circuit.
Dave was trained as an electrical engineer before going to law school.
In 2014, Dave was recognized by IAM Patent 1000 and Legal 500 for his work in intellectual property. Dave was described as an "upper-echelon lawyer" who is "easy to talk with, he doesn't throw techno-babble at you and gives a lot of personal attention to matters."
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Sep 18, 2014 | News
SAP to Acquire Concur Technologies
Jul 25, 2014 | Videos
The Future of Patents for Business Processes
Feb 12, 2013 | News
Garmin Secures Victory in Triangle Software Patent Case
Oct 15, 2012 | Events
Litigation Partners Speak at OFII General Counsel Conference
May 07, 2012 | News
Paul, Weiss Recognized by The American Lawyer for GE Wind Turbines Patent Suit
Mar 09, 2012 | News
Paul, Weiss Secures $170 Million Patent Infringement Verdict for General Electric
Nov 11, 2011 | News
Paul, Weiss Obtains Patent Victory on Behalf of Garmin
Jun 23, 2011 | News
Paul, Weiss Adds Leading Patent Litigators as Partners
May 06, 2013
The National Law Journal Names Paul, Weiss to its “Intellectual Property Hot List”