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David S. Benyacar

Intellectual Property Department

New York
T: +1 212 836 7763
F: +1 212 836 8689

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  • Rutgers School of Law-Newark
    JD, 1991, Highest Honors; Valedictorian, Four-Time Tischler Scholar, Order of the Coif; Instructor in Legal Research and Writing
  • Brown University
    MS, Computer Science, 1987
  • Columbia University
    BA, English/Computer Science, 1982

Bar Admission(s)

  • New York
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals

David S. Benyacar practices in all areas of high-technology law, with specific emphasis on patent litigation and counseling relating to telecommunications products and services, and software-based products and systems. David was recently recognized as an “IP Star” by Managing IP Handbook 2015 and recommended by Legal 500 United States 2013.

David has acted as lead litigation counsel on many successful large-scale patent cases, including one in which his numerous presentations to the Federal Trade Commission led to the first FTC complaint (against his client's adversary) based on patent fraud in over 30 years.

In the telecommunications area, he has handled patent cases involving cable television networks and services, broadcast television networks and services, high-speed Internet networks and services, customer premises equipment (e.g. ACD systems, PBXs, voicemail systems etc.), central office equipment (e.g. switching systems, IVRs, AABS etc.), telephony services (e.g. directory assistance services, teleconferencing services, calling card services etc.) and communications protocols (e.g. VoIP, TCP/IP etc.).

David also regularly counsels high technology and emerging growth companies on a broad range of intellectual property and Internet issues, and advises corporate lawyers and investment bankers on corporate intellectual property issues, intellectual property valuations and the licensing of intellectual property and technology.

Before becoming a lawyer, David had a successful career at AT&T Bell Labs as a UNIX operating system developer and a systems engineer for various telecommunications services and network management products.

David is the author of "Mathematical Algorithm Patentability — Understanding the Confusion," 19 Rutgers Computer & Technology Law Journal 129 (1993).