David B. Sunshine is resident in the New York office where he practices in the Intellectual Property Group and counsels clients in all aspects of intellectual property law. He focuses his practice on patent, trademark, and copyright litigation, anti-counterfeiting enforcement, proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, domain name disputes, U.S. and international trademark prosecution, and copyright registration and practice.
David also regularly counsels hedge funds and other institutional investors who have a stake or are considering acquiring a stake in companies involved in IP and other technology litigation. Specifically, he monitors and analyzes litigation on behalf of hedge fund clients and provides advice on potential risk and likely outcomes. David's hedge fund diligence practice was profiled in the October 20, 2010 issue of The National Law Journal in an article titled "Lawyer Finds A Niche In Bird-Dogging Litigation For Hedge Funds." David authored an article in the July/August 2010 edition of The Hedge Fund Journal titled "Intellectual Property Litigation: What Hedge Funds Can Do To Take Advantage." As a result of his experience advising hedge funds, David is regularly quoted in the press. Most recently, David was quoted in he Reuters article titled "Jury Deals Big Blow to Oracle in Android Case Versus Google" as well as the Bloomberg article titled "Apple, Motorola Mobility Patent Jury Trial Scrapped By Judge." In May 2012, David was the keynote speaker at the Jefferies Patent Symposium where he spoke to institutional investors about the smartphone patent wars.
David also represents a formidable list of domestic and multinational clients in a variety of industries, including apparel, luxury consumer and designer goods, jewelry, food and beverage, consumer products, consumer electronics, publishing and media, health care, e-commerce, telecommunications, publishing, and sports among others. On behalf of several major luxury brands, David develops and implements comprehensive worldwide anti-counterfeiting enforcement strategies. As a result of those strategies, he has succeeded in shutting down scores of counterfeit operations around the world. He also has transactional experience relating to intellectual property issues in the context of mergers and acquisitions and venture capital. He has been involved in drafting and negotiating license agreements as well as other agreements involving intellectual property interests.
He earned his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis and his law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he served as the acquisitions editor of the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal.