About David Schalk

David Schalk is a registered patent agent in Katten's New York office. David primarily practices in the electrical and mechanical arts, with a focus on user interfaces, telecommunications, video game consoles and medical devices. He also has broad experience in obtaining design patents.

Making complex patent regulations simple to understand

David knows even the brightest inventor may need assistance in deciphering patent law. Fortunately, David has a remarkable ability to explain complicated concepts to clients so that they can make informed decisions about their cases. He also conducts patentability, validity and freedom to operate searches and assists in the preparation of noninfringement opinions. In addition, he counsels clients on different foreign and domestic filing strategies and developing patent portfolios.

David works primarily in the area of patent prosecution with a concentration in software and mechanical devices. He works with a wide range of clients from individual inventors to large scale innovators like Sony. He is able to integrate industry knowledge and searching into patent drafts. Using these skills, David assesses each client individually and develops a plan for growing their patent portfolio based on their expectations. Then he assists them in obtaining patents that are worthwhile and complement each other while avoiding unnecessary costs for worthless patents.

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Practice Focus

  • Intellectual property
  • Patents