David H. Jaffer

Senior Partner, Silicon Valley at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

David H. Jaffer

David H. Jaffer

Senior Partner, Silicon Valley at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Biography

Based in Silicon Valley, Pillsbury Intellectual Property senior partner David Jaffer advises clients on the complex intellectual property aspects of multimillion-dollar technology deals.

For decades, David has been representing clients in a wide variety of sophisticated IP matters and technology transactions. His practice encompasses counseling, licensing and monetization; commercial agreements and joint ventures; patent and trademark prosecution and infringement opinions; eCommerce and internet issues; trade dress; copyrights; and software protection. David is experienced in a broad cross-section of IP technologies, including chemistry and chemical physics, chemical compositions, clean energy, semiconductors, and electromechanical and medical devices.

Representative Experience

Advised Atrenta Inc. in IP matters through its acquisition by EDA leader Synopsys Inc.



Provided IP counsel to Nicira from startup to its $1.3 billion acquisition by VMWare.



Represented Financial Engines in its $500 million acquisition of The Mutual Fund Store.



* Represented Atheros in IP matters from early stages through its $3.7 billion acquisition by Qualcomm.

Professional Highlights

Member and former chair of the American Chemical Society’s Committee on Patents and Related Matters. Served as chair of the ACS Division of Chemistry and the Law.



Past president of the Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association.



Presented “Attorney-Client Privilege in Patent Matters” at the 2016 Pillsbury CLE Marathon in Silicon Valley.

Education

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J.D., Stanford Law School, 1982
Associate Editor, Stanford Law Review

Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University of Cambridge, 1979
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow

B.A., Chemistry, Reed College, 1976
Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

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California

Colorado

Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Courts

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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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Senior Partner, Silicon Valley at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Education
J.D.
Class of 1982

Stanford began offering a curriculum in legal studies in 1893, when the university engaged its first two law professors. One was Benjamin Harrison, former President of the United States, who delivered a landmark series of lectures on the Constitution. The other was Nathan Abbott, who served as head of the nascent law program. Abbott assembled a small faculty to which he imparted a standard of rigor and excellence that endures to this day.In an effort to acknowledge the emerging professional nature of the department, Stanford's Board of Trustees passed a resolution in 1908 to substitute the term 'law school' for 'law department,' though technically the law program remained a department within the university.The law school was at the forefront of efforts to institute the California Bar exam, which was added to the requirements to practice law in California in 1919. The law school was accredited by the American Bar Association in 1923, the year the ABA began certifying law schools.

Ph.D., Physical Chemistry
Class of 1979

The University of Cambridge (informally known as Cambridge University or Cambridge) is a public research university located in Cambridge, United Kingdom. It is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world (after the University of Oxford), and the seventh-oldest in the world.

B.A. in Chemistry, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1976

Reed College is a private liberal arts college located in southeast Portland in the U.S. state of Oregon. Founded in 1908, Reed is a residential college with a campus located in Portland's Eastmoreland neighborhood, featuring architecture based on the Tudor-Gothic style,and a forested canyon nature preserve at its center. Reed is known for its mandatory freshman humanities program, for its required senior-year thesis, as the only private undergraduate college with a primarily student-run nuclear reactor supporting its science programs, and for the unusually high proportion of graduates who go on to earn PhDs and other postgraduate degrees.

Memberships
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Current

The American Chemical Society (ACS) encourages the broadest and most liberal manner the advancement of chemistry in all its branches, the promotion of research in chemical science and industry, the improvement of the qualifications and usefulness of chemists through high standards of professional ethics, education, and attainments, the increase and diffusion of chemical knowledge, and by its meetings, professional contacts, reports, papers, discussions, and publications.

Associate Editor
Prior
Career History
Senior Partner, Silicon Valley
Current

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (formerly Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro) is an American law firm serving the energy, real estate, financial services, transportation, and technology sectors, specializing in regulatory practice, as well as corporate & securities, environment, intellectual property, litigation, employment and international law.

Transactions
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Financial Engines, Inc. purchases Financial Engines Advisor Center LLC from Warburg Pincus & Company US LLC

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Synopsys, Inc. purchases Atrenta, Inc. from Venrock Associates, Finaventures, Investcorp Technology Investment Group, Saints Ventures LLC, Partner Ventures LLC

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Fortinet Inc. purchases MERU Networks Inc.

Awards & Honors
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship
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