David Aker is Of Counsel to the law firm of Ohlandt Greeley Ruggiero & Perle LLP in Stamford, Connecticut. He has been engaged in the practice of all aspects of intellectual property law for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies, to startups, to individual inventors, including litigation in federal courts, licensing, preparation of right-to-use studies and patent infringement opinions, due diligence investigations, preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications, trademark applications, and advice and counsel on trademark and copyright matters. He has particular expertise in electrical, computer, mechanical, and process-related inventions, and in the fields of analytical instruments and medical devices. Mr. Aker has been retained as a patent expert in patent litigation.
Since 1983, Mr. Aker has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, where he teaches patent law, a patent practice seminar, patent litigation, intellectual property, licensing and computer law. He received the law center’s first annual Adjunct Professor of the Year award for dedicated and distinguished service to students. Mr. Aker is also on the faculty of Practising Law Institute’s live Patent Bar Review course, when it is offered in New York. He has made presentations on various intellectual property law topics to the Eastern New York Intellectual Property Law Association, the Nassau County Bar Association, the Suffolk County Bar Association, and the Corporate Bar Association of Westchester and Fairfield. Mr. Aker is the co-author of PLI’s Patent Law: A Practitioner's Guide (Fourth Edition).