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).
In The Market
- Managing IP Identifies 10 Kaye Scholer IP Stars March 2015 • Recognitions
- Nine Kaye Scholer Practices and 24 Individuals Recognized in Legal 500 US 2014 June 27, 2014 • Recognitions
- Kaye Scholer’s Intellectual Property Department Honored in 2014 Managing IP Handbook May 13, 2014 • Recognitions