David L. Cohen resides in New York City and was admitted to practice in New York in 1999. He is also admitted to practice in New Jersey, the District of Columbia and before the USPTO.
David’s hand-on experience includes strategic litigation planning; global project management; patent monetization; FRAND licensing; building and managing legal and IP teams; patent licensing and negotiations; global anti-trust; strategic IP portfolio development and acquisition; IP strategy and opinion work; patent and trade secret assessments and management; and IT needs, strategy, & design.
Prior to launching his law firm David. L. Cohen, P.C., and his consultancy, Kidon IP, in 2017, David was the Chief Legal and IP Officer of Vringo, Inc. where he created a world class in-house team that spearheaded an effective global monetization program and brought in over 40MUSD in licensing revenue while pioneering numerous cutting edge, global monetization, enforcement and structured innovation techniques.+
Prior to Vringo, David was senior in-house counsel at Nokia Corporation, where he participated in or managed projects that generated over 1BUSD in revenue.+David worked at the law firms of Lerner David and Skadden Arps before joining Nokia and clerked for Chief Judge Carman of the Court of International Trade.
David has a BA in the history of science (with departmental honors) and an MA in History from the Johns Hopkins University, an M. Phil in the History and Philosophy of Science from Cambridge University, and an MA in Legal and Political Theory (with distinction) from University College London. His received his juris doctorate from Northwestern University School of Law in 1998, cum laude, where he was on law review. David has multiple publications to his credit, is a co-inventor on two patents, and is a frequent speaker at conferences. David was listed in IAM 300 The World’s Leading IP Strategists in 2015, 2016, and 2020.