WHO WE ARE_
David A. Gottardo counsels both individuals and start-up companies, as well as established businesses, regarding the planning and execution of effective strategies for establishing and maintaining maximum intellectual property protection. He has over sixteen years of experience in the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications for large and small clients, both within the United States and internationally.
David also has litigation experience regarding both patent and trademark infringement matters and has made numerous court appearances before both state and federal judges. His pre-law experience encompasses over eight years of design and project engineering, to include the design and implementation of mechanical systems for various facilities.
His academic credentials include a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana and a Juris Doctor from the John Marshall Law School of Chicago. While in law school, he was a publications editor for The John Marshall Journal of Computer and Information Law and the author of a published article about antitrust law and the Internet (16 J. Marshall J. Computer & Info. L 125 (1997)).
David was also a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Judge Ronald Guzman of the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, where he assisted in the preparation of numerous patent and trademark infringement decisions.
David is admitted to practice law within Illinois and Wisconsin, as well as before both the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (including the Federal Trial Bar) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is also a member of the Illinois and Wisconsin Bar Associations.