Drawing on 12 years of experience in software development, David V. Sanker, Ph.D. works with clients to build strong patent portfolios in a variety of areas, including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, natural language processing, data visualization software, large-scale database architecture and storage infrastructure, data analytics software, and touch screen technology. As AI tools have become widely available, inventions that use AI have become an increasing portions of his work, including inventions in industrial automation and life sciences.
Although David’s current work is focused on building patent portfolios, he spent the first five years of his legal career in patent litigation, in cases before the US International Trade Commission (USITC), the US Federal Circuit, and in federal district courts. This background in litigation provides valuable insight for building strong patent portfolios.
Prior to his career in law, David earned a Ph.D. in mathematics, worked as a software engineer developing large-scale data processing applications, and was an assistant professor of mathematics at Holy Names College.
University of California, Berkeley, 1989, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 2007, J.D.
University of Oregon, 1983, B.S.
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and Federal Circuits
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Intellectual Property, Law360 (2019)
Member, Litigation Department of the Year–Intellectual Property, The American Lawyer (2019)
Top 20 Artificial Intelligence Lawyers in California, Daily Journal (2019)