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  • Education
    • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Houston Law Center, 2013, Houston Law Review; Order of the Coif; Order of the Barons
    • B.S., with distinction, University of Waterloo, 2008, Mechatronics Engineering
  • Bar Jurisdictions
    • Admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2015
    • Colorado, 2016
    • Texas, 2013

David Mika strives to protect client technology and develop intellectual property strategies that align with clients’ business interests. His technical background reflects his passion for new technology and enables him to quickly assess the value of new ideas and innovations. Dave’s broad legal background, which includes both patent prosecution and litigation, ensures that clients are able to realize the full value of their intellectual property assets through robust legal protection.  

Dave's practice focuses on representing businesses, organizations, and individuals in a wide range of intellectual property matters and technologies. His representative experience includes:

  • Preparation of patent applications in areas including, 
    • Oilfield services equipment including completions, data collection and processing, and unconventional
    • Medical devices including pacemakers and spinal surgery devices
    • Payment card processing
    • Telecommunications and other network technologies 
    • Fitness and exercise equipment
    • Software including healthcare data processing systems
  • Domestic and international prosecution of patent applications 
  • Patentability and prior art searches and analyses 
  • Patent portfolio management and strategy
  • Clearance and freedom-to-operate searches
  • Drafted and prosecuted patent applications for a Fortune 500 oilfield services client related to artificial-lift technologies including electric submersible pumps, progressive cavity pumps, and sucker-rod lift systems.
  • Drafted and prosecuted mechanical, electrical, and software patent applications related to the construction, operation, and delivery of pacemaker devices for a Fortune 500 medical device manufacturer
  • Conducted clearance and freedom to operate searches and prosecuting patent applications related to oil field data collection and analytics, including the use of such data to monitor and control drilling and recovery operations.
  • Conducted freedom to operate searches and drafted patent applications related to fitness tracking devices and exercise equipment, primarily in the area of cycling.
  • Drafted patent applications related to content distribution and network traffic routing for a Fortune 500 telecommunications company.