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David S. Almeling

David S. Almeling

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA

David Almeling is a partner of O’Melveny & Myers LLP, where focuses his practice on both patent and trade secret litigation. He is also a leader in those fields. David was profiled in The National Law Journal’s inaugural list of “Intellectual Property Trailblazers & Pioneers,” which highlights 50 of the top intellectual property lawyers across the country “who are raising the bar in intellectual property law.” David is recognized as a leading attorney in the IAM Patent 1000, which describes him as an “up-and-coming star” who “gets great results,” and a “trade secret authority.” Legal 500 identifies David as one of the “key figures in the trade secrets space.” David is currently working on the third edition of his book, Trade Secret Law and Corporate Strategy, which will be published by Lexis/Nexis in 2018.

David has been successful in every stage of litigation, from securing fast and favorable results through early motion practice to winning jury trials (in both patent and trade secret cases) to preserving victories on appeal. Clients also entrust David with a wide variety of non-litigation tasks, from conducting pre-filing patent analysis to investigating alleged trade secret theft to advising companies regarding employee mobility issues. He has also represented clients at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (“PTO”), including serving as first chair at several Inter Partes Review hearings.

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