David Almeling is one of the country’s leading attorneys in trade secret law. IAM Patent 1000 calls him a “trade secret authority” and “one of the country’s best trade secret litigators." Legal 500 lists him as one of nine lawyers nationwide in its Hall of Fame for trade secrets. And The National Law Journal named him to its list of the top 50 “Intellectual Property Trailblazers & Pioneers.”
David has represented clients in countless matters that span the full range of trade secret and employee mobility issues, from advising on protection programs to investigating alleged thefts to litigating trade secret cases in the US and abroad. David's work on trade secrets also include:
- He has taught trade secret law at UC Berkeley Law School for each of the last five years.
- He has testified at the invitation of Congress on safeguarding trade secrets.
- His book, Trade Secret Law and Corporate Strategy, is now in its third edition.
- He is currently Vice Chair of the Sedona Conference Working Group on trade secrets, which includes more than 100 of the leading lawyers, judges, and academics in this field.
- He is one of seven co-authors of the “Trade Secret Case Management Judicial Guide,” a 400-page treatise published by the Federal Judicial Center, the educational and research agency of the federal courts.
David is also an accomplished patent litigator. IAM Patent 1000 describes him as an “up-and-coming star” who “gets great results.” David advises clients on patent strategy and litigates patent cases. He also represents clients at the US Patent & Trademark Office.