David P. Lindner
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Overview

"I believe in addressing problems up front. It’s always better to be proactive than reactive.”

David Lindner is experienced in all facets of patent protection, including litigation, counseling, and U.S. and foreign prosecution. David applies his extensive technical background to safeguarding client innovation in telecommunication systems, computer networks, mobile applications, Internet, computer software, business methods, vehicle navigation systems, sensing technologies, speech systems, power meters, electronic circuitry, medical devices, and oil drilling machinery.

A tireless advocate for his clients’ intellectual property rights, David has litigated cases in federal district and appellate courts, and has appeared before the Patent Appeals and Interference Board (now the Patent Trial and Appeal Board). Clients appreciate his candor and commitment to finding practical, efficient solutions that let them focus on core business initiatives. David’s incisive opinions on patentability and validity often guide critical litigation and business decisions.

As chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee, David is actively involved with various local legal-aid agencies, assisting pro bono clients with issues ranging from copyright matters to administrative housing decisions. Thinking forward, he works to help individuals and strengthen communities before small problems have a chance to grow.

Education
  • J.D., summa cum laude
    DePaul University College of Law, 2004
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, with Honors
    University of Illinois, 1997
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fed. Cir.
  • U.S. Dist. Court, C.D. Illinois
  • U.S. Dist. Court, N.D. Illinois
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Area of Focus
Experience | Overview

  • EXFO Inc., et al. v. Viavi Solutions Inc. (E.D. Tex.) Represent a communication service provider in a patent infringement action involving fiber optic testing devices.
  • Phoenix Licensing, L.L.C., et al. v. Progressive Corporation (E.D. Tex.). Defended Progressive in a patent infringement action involving Internet-based marketing systems.
  • Ameranth, Inc. v. Hyatt Hotels Corporation (E.D. Tex.).  Represents a global hospitality corporation in patent litigation involving mobile app technology.
  • Transocean Offshore Drilling, Inc. v. Maersk Contractors USA, Inc., (S.D. Tex.). Represented Maersk Contractors in a patent infringement action relating to apparatus and methods for multi-activity offshore drilling.
  • Northgate Technologies, Inc. v. Stryker Corp  (N.D. Ill.). Represented Northgate Techs. Inc. in a medical device patent infringement matter.
  • JSDQ Mesh Technologies LLC, v. BelAir Networks Inc. (D. Del). Represented defendants in a patent infringement matter involving wireless mesh technology.
  • Trudell Medical International v. PARI Respiratory Equipment, Inc. (E.D. Va). Represented Trudell Medical International in a patent infringement action relating to a nebulizer apparatus.
Forward Thinking
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March 07, 2016

On March 1, 2016, the Federal Circuit, in Blue Calypso, LLC v. Groupon, Inc. ...

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December 08, 2015

On December 7, 2015, the Federal Circuit heard arguments in Blue Calypso, LLC v. Groupon, Inc. ...

Representative Matters

  • Endeavor Meshtech, Inc. v. Ericsson Inc., et al., Civil Action No. 16-cv-2165 S.D. New York (2016-Present) Represent defendants in a patent infringement matter involving wireless communication enabled meter and network devices.
  • EXFO Inc., et al. v. Viavi Solutions Inc., Civil Action No. 15-cv-1685, E.D. Texas (2015-Present) Represent a communication service provider in a patent infringement action involving fiber optic testing devices.
  • Phoenix Licensing, L.L.C., et al. v. Hyatt Hotels Corporation, et al., Civil Action No. 14-cv-980, E.D. Texas (2014-2015).  Representing defendants in a patent infringement matter involving marketing systems.
  • Ameranth, Inc. v. Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Civil Action No. 12-cv-1627, E.D. Texas (2012-Present).  Representing Hyatt Hotels Corp. in a patent infringement matter involving mobile app technology.
  • Northgate Technologies, Inc. v. Stryker Corp., et al., Civil Action No. 12-CV-7032, N.D. Illinois (2012-2014). Represented Northgate Techs. Inc. in a medical device patent infringement matter.
  • JSDQ Mesh Technologies LLC, v. BelAir Networks Inc., et al., Civil Action No. 12-CV-847, D. Del. (2012-2014). Represented defendants in a patent infringement matter involving wireless mesh technology.
  • Transocean Offshore Drilling, Inc. v. Maersk Contractors USA, Inc., Civil Action No. 07-CV-2392, S.D. Texas, Houston (2007-2014). Represented Maersk Contractors in a patent infringement action relating to apparatus and methods for multi-activity offshore drilling.
  • Phoenix Licensing, L.L.C., et al. v. Progressive Corporation, et al., Civil Action No. 12-cv-209, E.D. Texas (2012-2013). Represented Progressive Casualty Ins. Co. in a patent infringement matter involving marketing systems.
  • MacroSolve, Inc. v. Hyatt Corp., Civil Action No. 12-CV-45, E.D. Texas (2012). Represented Hyatt Corporation in a patent infringement matter involving mobile app technology.
  • Innovative Global Systems, LLC v. OnStar, LLC, et al., Civil Action No. 10-CV-574, E.D. Texas (2010-2011). Represented Progressive Casualty Ins. Co. in a patent infringement matter involving data communication devices.
  • Progressive Casualty Ins. Co. v. HTI IP, LLC, Civil Action No. 10-CV-2066, N.D. Ohio (2010-2011). Represented Progressive Casualty Ins. Co. in a declaratory judgment action involving wireless diagnostic monitoring systems.
  • Trudell Medical International v. PARI Respiratory Equipment, Inc., et al., Civil Action No. 10-CV-955, E.D. Virginia, Richmond (2010-2011). Represented Trudell Medical International in a patent infringement action relating to a nebulizer apparatus.
  • PRE Holding, Inc. v. Monaghan Medical Corp., et al., Civil Action No. 09-CV-458, E.D. Virginia, Richmond (2009-2010). Represented Monaghan Medical Corp., et al. in a patent infringement action relating to an apparatus for aerosol medication inhalation system.
Press Releases & Events
January 14, 2014
CHICAGO—Twenty-seven attorneys from Brinks Gilson & Lione have been named as 2014 Illinois Super Lawyers in the categories of Intellectual Property Litigation and Intellectual Property, and six have been recognized as Rising ...
January 04, 2013
CHICAGO – Thirty-eight attorneys from Brinks Gilson & Lione have been named in the 2013 Super Lawyers Illinois Edition, in the categories of Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Alternate Dispute Resolution ...
December 10, 2012
CHICAGO – Chicago-based Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, today announced that Bashir M.S. Ali, David P. Lindner, John A. Lingl, Stephen C. Smith, Scott A. Timmerman and Mircea A. ...
Honors
  • Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2010, 2013-2014, 2016
  • Order of the Coif
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