David M. Stein focuses his practice on patent litigation and commercial litigation.
Practice & Background
Mr. Stein has extensive experience bringing cases to trial in numerous jurisdictions throughout the country and has a focus on litigating matters in the Eastern District of Texas. Mr. Stein has been involved in major patent cases involving semiconductor devices and processing, medical devices, sporting goods and various business methods. The Legal 500 United States (2010) ranked him as a leading patent litigation lawyer in the hi-tech, electronics and IT sectors.
Mr. Stein serves on the Orange County Bar Association Committee for Professionalism and Ethics. He has taught classes in trial advocacy at Whittier Law School and a course on contemporary legal issues at UC-Irvine. He is a frequent lecturer on a variety of topics relating to legal ethics and the legal profession.
Mr. Stein received his B.A. with honors from Stanford University in 1993 and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1996. While at Georgetown University, he was an associate editor of Law and Policy in International Business.
Mr. Stein’s recent engagements include:
- defending a provider of personal navigation services in a patent infringement case relating to a system for providing traffic information to a plurality of mobile users connected to a network Traffic Information, LLC v. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., et al.
- defending a leading global provider of solid-state drive solutions in a patent litigation suit involving 12 different patents relating to solid-state drives employing a controller chip and a plurality of NAND flash devices Solid State Storage Solutions, Inc. v. STEC, Inc., et al.
- defending two of the world’s largest hotel companies in a patent infringement suit relating to a system for marketing goods and services utilizing computerized central and remote facilities Variant Holdings LLC, et al. v. Hilton Hotels Holdings, et al.
- defending a construction company in a patent infringement case relating to a fluid storage tank trailer that is used for providing and storing industrial fluid storage, such as hydraulic fracturing fluids, at temporary locations, such as drilling sites for oil and gas wells The Modern Group Ltd., et al. v. Pinnacle Companies, Inc., et al.
- defending one of the world’s largest hotel companies in a patent infringement suit relating to electronic time-share exchange for trading time-share interests in vacation properties Vacation Exchange, LLC v. Wyndham Exchange and Rentals, Inc., et al.
- defending a global hotel company in a patent infringement case relating generally to information management and synchronous communications. The accused services include defendants’ online and mobile reservation system, including integration with e-mail and social media applications Ameranth, Inc. v. Hilton Resorts Corp., et al.
- defending an international direct marketer of computer and electronic products and services in a patent infringement suit relating to PC-CPU motherboards with common fault-tolerant power supply Consolidated Work Station Computing, LLC v. Acer America Corp., et al.
- defending a global diversified technology and manufacturing company in a patent infringement suit relating to control, monitoring and/or security systems for homes, buildings and cars Joao Control and Monitoring Systems of California, LLC v. ACTI Corp., Inc., et al.
- representing a lifestyle brand subsidiary of one of the world’s largest footwear, sportswear and equipment manufacturers in a patent litigation relating to boardshort technology Hurley International, LLC v. Old Navy, LLC and Old Navy (Apparel), LLC.
Mr. Stein serves as Chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee in Los Angeles. He has handled a number of pro bono matters, including several cases involving civil rights claims under 42 U.S.C. Section 1983.
In 2012, Mr. Stein was recognized by Public Counsel for his Federal Pro Se Clinic work.