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David L. Cohen

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After a career working for and leading teams on the cutting edge of IP and generating highly material value for his clients, David L. Cohen launched his law firm David. L. Cohen, P.C., and his consultancy, Kidon IP, in 2017. Our simple goal is to effectively and efficiently bring that same level of sophisticated legal and IP management services to our firm’s clients. Between David L. Cohen, P.C. and Kidon IP, we can provide all the strategic and day-to-day services of a large and sophisticated intellectual property and legal department under a variety of versatile arrangements.

David L. Cohen was admitted to practice in New York in 1999. He is also admitted to practice in New Jersey the District of Columbia and before the USPTO.

His experience includes strategic litigation planning; global project management; patent monetization; FRAND licensing; legal and IP department development and management; patent licensing and negotiations; global anti-trust; strategic patent portfolio development and acquisition; and IT needs strategy & design.

Prior to founding Kidon IP and David L. Cohen, P.C., David was the Chief Legal and IP Officer of FORM Holdings (f/k/a Vringo Inc.) where he created an in-house team that spearheaded a global monetization program. Prior to FORM, David was senior in-house counsel at Nokia Corporation. Prior to Nokia, David worked at the law firms of Lerner David and Skadden Arps. Prior to joining a law firm, David clerked for Chief Judge Carman of the Court of International Trade.

David has a BA and M. Phil in the History and Philosophy of Science, an MA in History and an MA in Legal and Political Theory. His received his juris doctorate from Northwestern University School of Law in 1998, cum laude, where he was on law review. David has multiple publications to his credit and is a frequent speaker at conferences.

  • Member, State Bar of New York
  • Member, State Bar of New Jersey
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar
  • Court of International Trade
  • Federal Circuit
  • Southern District of New York
  • Second Circuit
  • Western District of New York
  • District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Reg. No. 57,157


NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY (CHICAGO) J.D., School of Law 1998, Cum Laude, First Prize, Lowden-Wigmore Prizes for Legal Scholarship, Nw. U. L. Rev., Associate Articles Editor, Federalist Society, Treasurer, 2 years

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (LONDON, UK) MA, Legal & Political Theory 1995, With Distinction

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY (CAMBRIDGE. UK) Master of Philosophy, History and Philosophy of Science 1994, Sara Norton Prize in American Political History

THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY (BALTIMORE) MA, History 1993 BA, History of Science, 1992, Departmental Honors