Dave Walker partners with clients to grow and protect their intellectual assets and optimize their patent portfolios. He has particular expertise in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

Drawing from a background that includes post-graduate research and attaining an advanced degree in molecular biology, Dave is adept at understanding the technical aspects of intellectual assets in various specialties, including small molecule pharmaceuticals, nucleic acids, genetically modified organisms, antibodies, proteomics, cell-based therapeutics and clean technology. He also has an insider’s view of the challenges innovators face in cultivating and protecting their intellectual property.

Dave represents clients in all aspects of patent prosecution, including:
  • Patent procurement
  • Portfolio management
  • Strategic analysis
  • Due diligence investigations relating to venture capital, partnering, and mergers and acquisitions
  • Patent licensing and commercial contracting
  • Freedom-to-operate, patentability, infringement and non-infringement evaluations and opinions

Personal Interests

Dave enjoys cycling and water sports of all kinds. He also enjoys cooking and wine tasting. Outside of those hobbies, Dave enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids.


Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


University of Denver Sturm College of Law
J.D. (2002)

University of Denver
M.S. in Molecular Biology, (Neuroendocrinology) (1997)

University of Denver
B.A. in Biology (1995)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Drug Dispute Resolution
  • CASRIP Patent and IP Law Summer Institute, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2016
  • Patent Protection or Copyright for Nucleic Acid Sequences?
    The Licensing Journal, May 2016
  • Ariosa Diagnostics v. Sequenom
    Law Journal Newsletters, October 2015
  • Preparing Your Startup for an Exit
    OCTANe (a non-profit organization), Aliso Viejo, California, 2014
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