David Zuckerman is a patent attorney focused on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications. David has personally handled hundreds of patent applications relating to telecommunications, computer software, artificial intelligence, medical devices, autonomous vehicles, and other technologies.

David is experienced in advising clients regarding the strategic development and management of their patent portfolios for both domestic and foreign matters. He has also participated in post-grant proceedings before the USPTO, prepared patent validity/invalidity opinions, and drafted patent infringement letters and claim charts.

Before joining Harrity and Harrity, David practiced at other intellectual property law boutiques and examined patent applications relating to rechargeable batteries at the USPTO. Prior to embarking on a career in patent law, David worked in an astrophysics laboratory designing and testing hardware and software components for a cosmic ray detector.

David graduated from the George Mason University School of Law with honors and was awarded the Giles Sutherland Rich Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property. During law school, he served as a member of the George Mason Law Review and president of the Intellectual Property Law Society. David obtained a degree in physics from The University of Maryland, where he made the Dean’s List and participated in the College Park Scholars program.

David, an Eagle Scout, is involved with various children’s charities including Children International and One Simple Wish.




Phone: 571-432-0800


George Mason University School of Law (J.D., cum laude) – 2016

University of Maryland (B.S. Physics) – 2013


Prosecution Tips in Practice Before the USPTO, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Webinar (2019) (Co-Drafter).

Comment on Request for Comments on Determining Whether a Claim Element is Well-Understood, Routine, Conventional for Purposes of Subject Matter Eligibility, USPTO (2018).

The Impact of RAND-Encumbered SEPs in the IoT and Future Licensing, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) 2018 Spring Meeting (Co-Author).

Patent Drafting Considerations for Machine Learning, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) 2017 Annual Meeting (Co-Drafter).

The Future of 35 U.S.C. § 101, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) 2017 Spring Meeting (Co-Author).

Abstraction and Indefiniteness: Expanding the Traditional Interpretation of 35 U.S.C. § 112(b) to Cover the Abstract Idea Doctrine, 23 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 423 (2016).

Study of Radiation Effects on CREAM Electronics, 2013 International Cosmic Ray Conference (Co-Author).


Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)


United States Patent and Trademark Office