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David S. Cannon

David S. Cannon

Bingham & McCutchen LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA

David Cannon is a member of Bingham’s Litigation Area. He focuses on intellectual property issues and also handles a variety of high-stakes commercial litigation. In the intellectual property arena, David helps technology companies in trade secret matters (often involving departed employees or vendors) as well as licensing issues and contract disputes. In the commercial arena, he has helped manufacturers, investors, insurers and project sponsors handle unfair competition, product defect, construction defect, insurance coverage and environmental contamination claims. David has significant experience with class actions and at trial, and has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Northern California.

Prior to joining Bingham, David served as a judicial extern for Chief Judge Marilyn Hall Patel of the Northern District of California. In 2007, he served as an assistant district attorney in the Misdemeanor Trial Unit for the city and county of San Francisco, trying six cases and winning every one.

Intellectual Property
  • MMCA v. Hewlett Packard — Trade secret claims relating to anti-counterfeiting investigations
  • Broadcom v. QUALCOMM — Antitrust, patent, contract and misrepresentation claims related to standard setting organizations
  • Applera v. Roche Molecular Systems — Licensing rights related to polymerase chain reaction technology Commercial
  • In re Oil Spill by Deepwater Horizon — Defense of claims against minority investor in BP’s Macondo oil well project
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. — Representing JPMorgan Chase in various state and federal courts in consumer class actions involving unfair business practices and contract claims
  • Safeco Insurance Corporation — Negotiated significant coverage settlements related to clergy abuse claims
  • Davis v. Louisiana-Pacific — Defense jury verdicts on all claims in $100 million class action product defect action
  • Madison Marquette v. DPR — Obtained multimillion-dollar settlement on construction defect (water intrusion) claims
  • Saunders v. General Motors — Favorable settlement on unfair competition and false advertising class action claims

Awards & Honors
  • Super Lawyers, Northern California Rising Star (2009-2010)
  • Order of the Coif
  • Thurston Honor Society, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • Senior symposium editor, Hastings Law Journal

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