David Friedland

David Friedland brings nearly three decades of legal experiences, entirely focused on intellectual property law, to Friedland Vining. David’s practice encompasses all aspects of intellectual property, including domestic and international acquisition and enforcement matters involving trademarks, patents, copyrights, trade secrets, and related rights.


Over the years, David’s practice has evolved to encompass the challenging gamut of intellectual property issues presented by the Internet, especially as they relate to the enforcement of clients’ rights in jurisdictions that were once unreachable but today are accessible via the click of a mouse. Today, with over 25 years of experience, David’s practice is a good match for clients of all sizes, from start-up entrepreneurs to Fortune 100 companies.


For the past dozen years, David has expanded his practice to include dispute resolution, whether as a mediator, arbitrator, or Special Master. Through these roles, David is able to apply skills developed through his transactional and litigation practices to help parties negotiate, compromise, and resolve intellectual property law disputes. Working to help parties resolve disputes in the role of a neutral has also shaped David’s further development as a litigator, as the perspectives gained through this new role bring new insight to litigation strategies.


David has published several intellectual property-related articles on topics ranging from the patentability of computer software to the importation of gray-market goods. He has taught intellectual property law courses at the University of Florida College of Law and he has also presented lectures and moderated panels on intellectual property-related topics, including patent litigation, the use of copyright laws to protect logos, and dispute resolution of federal intellectual property law matters through mediation, to a variety of audiences.


David is actively involved in key industry associations, including the American Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the International Trademark Association, where he is a member of the Panel of Trademark Mediators and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. David’s past involvement included roles with the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition.

David earned his B.S. in Engineering (Computer and Information Sciences) and his J.D. from the University of Florida, where he was a member of the Student Honor Court and an Associate Editor of the Florida Law Review. David was admitted to both the State Bar of Georgia and The Florida Bar in 1989 and he is registered to practice as a patent attorney before the United States Patent & Trademark Office. He is a Florida Bar-certified Intellectual Property attorney and has been appointed as a Special Master before both the District and Bankruptcy Courts of the Southern District of Florida. David has tried several bench and jury cases in District Courts throughout the country and has also presented oral arguments in a number of Appellate Courts.

David is also conversant in Spanish.

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