David T. Okano is an associate in the Litigation practice and is based in the firm's Palo Alto office. His practice focuses on patent litigation in district courts, appeals to the Federal Circuit, and post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He is a go-to senior associate in complex patent infringement cases for managing discovery, preparing dispositive motions and appellate briefing, and handling depositions of key technical expert and 30(b)(6) fact witnesses.
Mr. Okano’s trial experience includes cross-examining lead technical infringement experts and arguing critical evidentiary motions. He has also delivered oral arguments in IPR hearings at the PTAB, and second-chaired oral arguments for appeals to the Federal Circuit.
Mr. Okano previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Raymond T. Chen of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and practiced at a large intellectual property boutique. While in law school, Mr. Okano interned at the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, and under supervision of attorneys in the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney in Lynchburg, Virginia, prosecuted misdemeanors in general district court and misdemeanor appeals in circuit court.
Before practicing law, Mr. Okano gained experience as a systems engineer at a large defense contractor and a consultant at a risk management consulting firm.
Other selected representations:
Berkheimer and Aatrix En Banc Denial: a Divided Federal Circuit on Alice Step Two
June 04, 2018
No Physical Place, No Regular and Established Place of Business: The Federal Circuit Strikes Down Judge Gilstrap’s Patent Venue Framework
September 25, 2017
Visual Memory LLC v. NVIDIA Corp.: Panel-dependency for § 101 Challenges at the 12(b)(6) Stage
August 23, 2017
Reading the Tea Leaves from the TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food Group Brands LLC Oral Argument
March 30, 2017