David Troutman is counsel in the Litigation & Trial Department of the Orange County office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Troutman’s practice focuses on intellectual property, and he is experienced in complex disputes relating to trade secrets, trademarks, patents and other IP matters, as well as general commercial litigation.

Mr. Troutman is experienced in nearly every stage of commercial litigation, having represented clients in numerous federal and state court actions and arbitration proceedings, as well as civil jury trials – including with respect to IP disputes. His substantive experience includes:

  • Trademark and trade dress infringement litigation
  • Trade secret misappropriation litigation and counseling
  • False advertising and unfair competition litigation
  • Copyright litigation
  • Right of publicity counseling and litigation
  • Patent litigation
  • Disputes commonly related to IP issues, including computer fraud, web scraping, contract breach and employment issues

Mr. Troutman's recent matters include representation of:

  • LogMeIn in a trademark infringement lawsuit in Indiana
  • City of Hope in a trademark infringement lawsuit in federal court in Kentucky
  • Paul Frank in a cross-border trademark infringement and counterfeiting lawsuit
  • Skullcandy in a trade secret misappropriation lawsuit in Utah
  • Symantec in litigation matter asserting claims for trademark infringement, copyright infringement, counterfeiting, and cybersquatting
  • A major semiconductor company in patent infringement litigation matters in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and the US District Court for the Northern District of California
  • A client in multi-district litigation involving claims of product liability arising from the use of MTBE as a gasoline additive

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2008
    cum laude
  • BA, Brigham Young University, 2004