David Edmondson began his intellectual property career as an examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He now has extensive experience preparation and prosecution of patent applications in a wide variety of disciplines in both the U.S. and foreign jurisdictions.

In addition to his intellectual property expertise, Mr. Edmondson has experience with:

  • Medical imaging hardware and algorithms
  • Computer hardware and software
  • Optical and magnetic information storage and retrieval
  • Electrical connectors and cables
  • Wireless communication
  • Automated vision testing and correction
  • Robotics
  • E-commerce
  • Consumer electronics
  • Energy infrastructure

Mr. Edmondson primarily focuses on patents, but his practice encompasses various intellectual property matters, including:

  • Appeals
  • Reissue proceedings
  • Reexaminations
  • Inter partes review
  • Litigation
  • Licensing
  • Assignment for financing and tax purposes
  • Portfolio maintenance
  • Patentability and validity opinion work

He is successfully able to navigate counseling appropriately for a diverse set of clients from all over the world, from multinational corporations to individuals. His experience also includes drafting patent applications for foreign clients, something typically performed by counsel in their home countries, to ensure that those applications also conform to more stringent United States disclosure standards.

Mr. Edmondson’s trademark experience includes both preparation and prosecution of trademark applications and litigation to enforce trademark rights. The latter has concerned issues of trademark infringement, including the issue of determining whether there is likelihood of confusion between marks including the same words, and antitrust violation.

Mr. Edmondson prides himself on developing strong relationships with clients. His counseling abilities include reviewing clients’ recent technological developments to counsel them on possible patent applications, as well as drafting claims to provide full commercially useful coverage for the inventions. This includes the preparation of claims in continuing applications to maximize coverage of the invention as both the clients and their competitors would likely practice it.



  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D.)
  • Princeton University (M.A.)
    • Plasma Physics
  • Johns Hopkins University (B.A.)

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Prior Affiliations

  • Oblon
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • Stevens Davis Miller & Mosher
  • USPTO Examiner