David Heskel Ben-Meir


Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

David Heskel Ben-Meir

Los Angeles

T:+1 213 892 9202

F:+1 213 892 9494

David Ben-Meir is a partner in the Los Angeles office. His practice is directed toward litigating, trying and otherwise successfully resolving patent enforcement disputes. His practice is focused on claims involving complex technologies in the fields of communications, software, electronics, industrial automation, semiconductor devices and optics, and has involved products such as digital cameras, manufacturing equipment, cellular telephones, digital televisions, memory devices and display devices. David has handled patent litigation in key jurisdictions across the country and the ITC. Additionally, his practice includes patent license negotiations, patent acquisition and IP counseling.

Previously, David practiced IP law in Los Angeles for several other prominent firms.

Prior to law school, David worked as a research and development engineer for Litton Industries. He was a member of a team that designed next-generation pattern recognition systems for commercial and military applications. While at Litton, he received the Advanced Technology Achievement Award for his technical contributions to real-world pattern detection and recognition problems.


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  • Education
    • JD, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 1997
    • MS, California State University, Northridge, 1994
    • BS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1988
  • Representative experience

    David's representative matters include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Lead counsel in an ongoing patent infringement action brought by an industrial automation company against its chief competitor.
    • Lead counsel in a patent infringement action brought by a multinational conglomerate company. The matter concluded with a consent judgment of non-infringement as to all of the accused products following the magistrate recommendation of summary judgment for a major wristwatch brand
    • Lead counsel for the plaintiff in a three-judge panel arbitration involving the sale of a semiconductor packaging business unit, including patents and other intellectual property. The arbitration panel unanimously found for David's client
    • Tried and won an arbitration case involving the transfer of patents as part of the sale of a large corporation's semiconductor business unit
    • Trial counsel for the defendant in a patent infringement action brought in the Eastern District of Texas alleging that the defendant's digital television receivers had infringed nine of the plaintiff's patents. Following a claim construction hearing that was successfully argued, the plaintiff settled the matter with the client
    • Trial counsel for a major photography and film company in a patent infringement action. The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently reversed the court's claim construction ruling and effectively eliminated any potential liability the film company had based on its digital camera products
    • Trial counsel for the defendant in a patent infringement action brought by the plaintiff in the District of Delaware. Represented the client through a highly favorable claim construction hearing in the District of Columbia, after the case had been consolidated there as a multi-district litigation
    • Trial counsel for respondent smartphone maker in a patent infringement action brought by prime competitor in the International Trade Commission.  Represented client through the evidentiary hearing, after which the administrative law judge issued an Initial Determination of no violation. The case later settled favorably to David's client
    • Trial counsel for the plaintiff in a Central District of California case involving patents directed to remote electronic wagering. Argued for the client as the claim construction hearing, after which the matter was settled
  • Professional activities
    • Japan America Society of Southern California
    • Licensing Executives Society
  • Professional honors
    • California Rising Star, intellectual property, Thomson Reuters, 2005 - 2007
    • California Super Lawyer, intellectual property, Thomson Reuters, 2013 - 2015
    • Advanced Technology Achievement Award, Litton Industries
  • Publications
    • Author, "Strategic Considerations of the USPTO's New Post Grant Proceedings," Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, Vol. 25, No. 8 August 2013
    • Author, "Strategic Considerations of the USPTO's New Post Grant Proceedings," Alston & Bird, LLP IP Advisory, April 16, 2013
    • Author, "Why Apple Persuaded a Jury that Samsung Should Pay Apple 1.05 Billion Dollars and Lessons For Non-U.S. Based Companies Embroiled in Patent Litigation," The Lawyers, October 2012 (Japanese)
  • Licenses
    • California State Bar License