David Zucker is an associate in the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice in Latham & Watkins' Washington, D.C. office.

Mr. Zucker represents clients in patent, copyright, and trade-secret litigation in federal district and appellate courts, as well as before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the US International Trade Commission. His experience includes matters spanning a wide array of technologies including consumer electronics, artificial intelligence, implantable medical devices, oil and gas extraction, and satellite and wireless communications systems.

Mr. Zucker has experience at all stages of litigation, from pre-suit investigation, to Markman hearings and expert depositions, to trial and appeal. He has also drafted IP licensing agreements, and conducted a number of patent portfolio analyses, consulting clients on current and future prosecution and litigation strategies to help achieve their goals.

Mr. Zucker previously served as a law clerk to Judge Sharon Prost of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Mr. Zucker is a registered patent attorney, and earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida. 

Mr. Zucker’s representative experience includes:

  • Swarm Technology, LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc. (D. Ariz): Representing Amazon in multi-patent case relating to internet of things (IoT) devices and distributed computing systems.  Dismissal of all claims based on patent ineligibility.
  • Longbeam Technologies LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc. (D. Del): Representing Amazon in multi-patent case relating to location-based encryption and access control technology.
  • First Quality Tissues LLC v. Irving Consumer Products Ltd. (D. Del.) Represented Irving Consumer Products in three patent infringement suit relating to dried tissue; obtained trial verdict of non-infringement and invalidity
  • EnerPol, LLC v. Schlumberger Technology Corp. (E.D. Tex.): Represented Schlumberger in patent infringement case relating to polymers for oil and gas extraction; obtained dispositive claim construction leading to stipulation of non-infringement, which was affirmed on appeal
  • In re 2724 11th St. NW (D.C. OAH): Represented low-income tenants pro bono against the owner and property management company of their neglected apartment building. Obtained decision entirely in the tenants’ favor, awarding over US$200,000 in damages, mandatory rent rollbacks, and the payment of civil fines
  • Cheetah Omni LLC v. AT&T Inc. (N.D. Tex.): Represented Ciena Corporation in patent infringement suit relating to fiber optic telecommunications equipment. Successfully moved to intervene and obtained dispositive summary judgment, which was affirmed on appeal
  • Xperi entities v. Samsung: Represented several Xperi entities asserting patents related to semiconductors, circuitry, packaging, and image processing against certain Samsung entities in US District Courts and the US International Trade Commission, resulting in favorable settlement
  • In the Matter of Certain Computing or Graphics Systems, Components Thereof, and Vehicles Containing Same (USITC): Represented NVIDIA in multi-patent case relating to graphics processing technology
  • Bush Seismic Technologies, LLC v. NEOS Geosolutions, Inc. (E.D. Tex.): Represented NEOS in patent case relating to neural network oil and gas detection; negotiated voluntary dismissal of all claims, with prejudice
  • Intellectual Ventures I LLC et al v. HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. et al (E.D. Tex.): Represented HCC in patent infringement case relating to file scanning software; reached judgment of invalidity based on collateral estoppel
  • Uniloc USA, Inc. et al v. Symantec Corp. (E.D. Tex.): Obtained favorable settlement for Symantec in patent case relating to software activation technology

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • North Carolina
  • US Patent and Trademark Office
  • Virginia


  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2015
  • BS in Computer Engineering, University of Florida, 2012
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March 14, 2023 Recognition

Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Two Latham teams were recognized for knocking out a securities class action against our client Skillz Inc., and for a rare win at the PTAB for our client InductEV.