Intellectual Property Litigation partner David J.F. Gross has been recognized as one of The American Lawyer magazine's "Fab Fifty" – 50 litigators aged 45 or under who "have made their mark in a famously competitive practice area." In the January 2007 feature on "Litigation's Rising Stars," Gross was named one of the rising stars based on his track record of high profile IP litigation victories, as well as his prominence as a national speaker on trial practice and patent litigation.
David's highly successful representation of the firm's client, Wyeth, was featured in The American Lawyer as well as in a companion article in the January 2007 issue of IP Law & Business. In the Wyeth case, David, along with Cal Litsey, Kara Benson, Jim Poradek and other Faegre & Benson team members, obtained a permanent injunction against defendant Natural Biologics, stopping that company's production of a generic form of the Wyeth drug Premarin. The injunction prevented billions of dollars in lost revenue for Wyeth.
Chambers USA named David one of Minnesota's top ten IP litigators in 2005 and 2006. David teaches Patent Litigation at the University of Minnesota Law school and is co-author of The Power Trial Method, a trial practice book published by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA).