David D. Harrell

1801 California Street, Suite 3300
Denver, CO 80202
D: 303.357.1242
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David is a registered patent attorney in the Denver office whose practice encompasses areas including software and information technology, computer technology, and Internet-related technologies. With a B.S. in Computer and Information Science and several years of practical software engineering experience, he is acutely aware of the challenges that must be surmounted by inventors.

David specializes in patent preparation and prosecution, infringement analysis, and global IP portfolio development.  David’s technical areas of specialty include object-oriented programming, software analysis and development, operating system (Windows, *nix, Android), embedded systems, database design and implementation, data obfuscation/encryption, multi-process synchronization, distributed networking, graphics processing, content delivery, signal analysis (for example, satellite transmission systems and remote control band analysis), and antivirus and antimalware applications. David also has experience working with hardware components, such as CPUs, GPUs and computer systems in general, as well as experience working with medical devices.

Before joining Merchant & Gould, David was a software engineer at EchoStar and prior to that was a system engineer at Comcast. His previous work experience provided him with knowledge in the areas of set top box software and hardware.

Outside of work, David is actively involved as a coach/mentor for several youth sports programs. He finds that his numerous years of video game playing experience provides his teams with a competitive advantage over those teams with coaches who actually played outside during the summer.


University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
J.D., 2011

Colorado State University
B.S. Computer and Information Science, 2000


Colorado Bar, 2012


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