David G. Schmaltz

Partner
Minneapolis
150 South Fifth Street, Suite 2200
Minneapolis, MN 55402
D: 612.336.4617
Contact My Assistant
Lisa R. Stich
D: 612.336.4734

Education

University of Wisconsin Law School
J.D., cum laude, 1994

Marquette University
B.S. Civil Engineering, cum laude, 1991

Bar and Court Admissions

Minnesota State Bar
Wisconsin State Bar
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Awards & Recognition

Selected for inclusion in IAM Patnet 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Professionals, Minnesota, 2017
Selected for inclusion in Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2008-2018
Selected for inclusion in Minnesota Rising Stars, 2004, 2006-2008

David practices intellectual property law with an emphasis on mechanical patents. He has extensive experience in managing large and small patent portfolios, as well as in all aspects of client counseling in the patent field including U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, patent searches, patentability opinions, validity and infringement opinions, pre-litigation assessments, clearance investigations, re-design evaluations, pre-acquisition due diligence, technology transfers, and general licensing matters. On behalf of his clients, David has handled appeals, re-examinations, re-issue applications and other proceedings before the United States Patent Office.

A particular focus of David's practice is strategically filing patents in order to improve his client's competitive position in the marketplace in a cost-effective manner.

David's technology areas are directed primarily toward the mechanical arts and include electromechanical systems, construction equipment, agricultural equipment, drilling machines, exhaust systems, grinding machines, pumps, boats, telecommunications equipment, product handling systems, filtration systems, medical devices, valves, sporting goods, power tools, hand tools, athletic apparel, hydraulic systems, and manufacturing methods.


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Events
7/11/19
On the Cutting Edge: Updates on Patent Law, Data Privacy, and E-Commerce
3-Minute Case Summaries: A fast-paced and energetic update on recent case law developments important to patent litigation from ten select cases. Brand Protection Update: Hear an update on trends and cases related to online brand protection, including ...
Press Releases
6/6/17
Merchant & Gould Listed in IAM Patent 1000
Three Merchant & Gould offices and fourteen individuals were recognized in the IAM Patent 1000 list of “the world’s leading patent professionals” for 2017.In its rankings of firms and individuals, IAM Patent 1000 includes Merchant & ...
Press Releases
6/25/12
Merchant & Gould Client Vermeer Manufacturing Company Wins Litigation Battle Against The Charles Machine Works
District Court Grants Motion by Vermeer Manufacturing for Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement Merchant & Gould, an intellectual property law firm, today announced that its client Vermeer Manufacturing Company has prevailed in a patent litigation battle ...
Press Releases
8/22/11
16 Merchant & Gould Attorneys Named 2011 Super Lawyers
Firm Also Recognizes Nine Rising Stars Merchant & Gould, an intellectual property law firm, today announced that 16 of the firm's attorneys are named Super Lawyers in 2011. The attorneys are recognized for excellence in intellectual property law and ...
Press Releases
7/26/10
26 Merchant & Gould Attorneys Named 2010 Super Lawyers
Merchant & Gould, an intellectual property law firm, today announced that 26 of the firm's attorneys are named Super Lawyers in 2010. The attorneys are recognized for excellence in intellectual property law and IP litigation. Each year, no more than ...