David Hlavka is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins.

Mr. Hlavka represents clients primarily in patent litigation matters.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Hlavka worked for the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) as a primary patent examiner. At the USPTO, Mr. Hlavka examined patent applications in the mechanical, and electrical arts and assisted with examiner training. Mr. Hlavka received a US Department of Commerce Bronze Medal for superior performance.

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia


  • JD, Georgetown University
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester

Languages Spoken

  • English