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, machine learning, natural language processing, data visualization software, large-scale database architecture and storage infrastructure, data analytics software, and touch screen technology. David also handles reexaminations before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and represents clients in patent litigation, including cases before the US International Trade Commission (USITC), the US Federal Circuit, and in federal district courts.
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 (Boalt Hall), 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)
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Federal Circuit Bar Association
Member, San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property Inn of Court
Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association