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Institute on Intellectual Property Law (8th Annual)

Author(s): David Bender, Robert P. Taylor
Practice Area: Intellectual Property, Professional Skills
Published: Sep 2002
PLI Item #: 384
CHB Spine #: G716, G717

David Bender is an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center, and at Pace University Law School, where he teaches Privacy Law, and is a Fellow of the Ponemon Institute.  He is the author of Bender on Privacy and of Computer Law, both published by LexisNexis.  Dave was a co-founder and head of the Privacy practice at White & Case, and also founded White & Case’s IP practice.  He formerly headed the IP Litigation Department at AT&T, where he was responsible for all IP litigation brought by or against any Bell System company.  He has delivered over 300 presentations on Privacy and IP issues across the United States and in 19 other countries, and is a past president of the International Technology Law Association. 

Before turning to the law, Dave served as an engineer with the aerospace division of the Ford Motor Company, and as a mathematician with Hughes Aircraft.

Mr. Taylor is the founder and owner of RPT Legal Strategies PC in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, providing business and legal advice to businesses and investors with respect to litigation, antitrust, intellectual property and related fields of law.  For more than 40 years, he served as lead counsel in numerous antitrust and/or patent cases involving a wide range of technologies and industries.  He also has represented companies and their investors with respect transactions involving these areas of practice.  He has written and lectured extensively on both antitrust and intellectual property issues.

Mr. Taylor is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.  He is a former chair of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association (1991-92).  He was a member of the Advisory Commission on Patent Law Reform whose report was presented to the US Secretary of Commerce in 1992 proposing certain changes in U.S. patent laws.  He is a Lifetime Member of the American Law Institute.  For a number of years, he served as co-chair of the Antitrust Committee of Intellectual Property Owners Association and as a member of their Amicus Committee.

Mr. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona, where he was elected to Tau Beta Pi.  He holds a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University, where was an editor of the Georgetown Law Journal.