David L. London

David L. London

Partner, Denver

Email david.london@hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 303 899 7317

Fax +1 303 899 7333

Practice groupIntellectual Property

"Very knowledgeable and calm negotiator who gives multiple layers of analysis. 'Talented, responsive and a pleasure to work with.'"

Chambers USA

David London is one of the most seasoned lawyers in the United States in the field of technology and intellectual property (IP) transactions. If technology or IP is a key asset of your business, or if you are considering a major transaction involving technology or IP, David's wealth of knowledge can help you accomplish your goals.

David's experience spans all forms of IP from software to hardware, data and content, and patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. He has negotiated almost every type of contract involving technology, from IP licenses to manufacturing, development, distribution, outsourcing, and other commercial agreements; to joint ventures; to stock purchase, merger, and financing agreements; to employee and contractor agreements. His work involves almost every industry sector, notably software/IT, entertainment, energy, healthcare, telecommunications, and consumer goods.

David takes a practical approach to negotiation. He understands his clients' business and objectives, and aligns the negotiation strategy with these objectives. David keeps the focus on what matters, and gets the right result, avoiding wasted time and cost.

Awards and recognitions

2018

Global IP Star
Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars

2014-2017

Colorado IP Star
Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars

2010, 2012-2018

Colorado Super Lawyers

2007-2017

Intellectual Property (Colorado)
Chambers USA

2013-2018

Corporate Law
The Best Lawyers in America

2010-2016

The World's Leading Patent & Technology Licensing Lawyers
Intellectual Asset Management Licensing 250

2012-2013

Best Intellectual Property Lawyer (Non-Litigator)
Law Week Colorado, Barrister's Best/People's Court

2007

Forty Under 40
Denver Business Journal

Education and admissions

Education

J.D., Yale Law School, 1993

B.A., magna cum laude, Yale University, 1989

Memberships

Member, Intellectual Property and Technology Sections, Colorado Bar Association 

Member, New York Bar Association

Member, Denver Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

Colorado

New York

Court admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Representative experience

Negotiating content distribution agreements for a consortium of Hollywood studios and movie theater companies.

Advising an international manufacturing company on the implementation of SAP enterprise resource planning solutions.

Representing a clean tech start-up on IP license and materials procurement agreements with European and South African vendors.

Representing software and IT services vendors in the development and negotiation of contract forms for cloud and SaaS-based software solutions.

Negotiating a suite of business process outsourcing agreements with SAIC on behalf of a U.S.-based movie theater company.

Advising a Fortune 50 insurance company on stock and asset acquisitions in the IT space.

Negotiating a suite of patent licenses and ancillary IP agreements related to key revenue-generating processes for an oil drilling company.

Advising a major university on the development of a coal gasification R&D facility, and the ownership of IP rights by facility operators.

Latest thinking and events

Published Works

Don’t be like the Winklevoss twins: Protect your intellectual property

Published Works

Securing Copyright Ownership: A Question of Timing

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