David Hill's law practice for over 40 years has been 100% Intellectual Property Law. His wide- ranging practice has included patent and trademark prosecution, litigation, licensing negotiations and dispute resolution. He has particular expertise in the mechanical, electrical and computer software arts, and has been extensively involved with metallurgical and process technologies. His litigation experience includes numerous patent infringement trials and appeals, section 337 unfair import investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission, and trademark and unfair competition matters in the State and Federal Courts. In addition, he has prepared many opinions on complex legal and technical issues.
Mr. Hill's dispute resolution experience has included service as a sole arbitrator and as a panel member in numerous matters for the American Arbitration Association and as a private mediator. Cases have included a breach of contract claim involving commercial development of patented technology requiring FDA approval; a claim of fraud in the inducement of a contract involving development of a biotechnology product; a patent infringement claim between a Japanese owner of U.S. patents and a Canadian manufacturer; a claim of breach of a settlement agreement of a prior patent infringement case; a claim by a law firm for attorney fees for service in a litigation matter; and a claim of trade secret theft and breach of contract. Most matters have been handled for the AAA's International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) and have involved at least one party from outside the United States.
Mr. Hill lived in Japan from 1986-1989, and was admitted to the Japanese Bar as a licensed foreign lawyer. He also lived in Germany from 1970-1974 as an officer in the U.S. Army, prior to his becoming an attorney. His extensive foreign experience has contributed to his excellent understanding of international cultural and legal issues.