David L. London

David L. London


Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 303 899 7317

Fax +1 303 899 7333

Practice groupIntellectual Property, Media, and Technology

"Provides first-class counseling to clients on all aspects of their intellectual property, from protection to monetization. 'Easy to work with and intent on getting the deal done.'"

IAM 250

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, health care, 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


Corporate Law
The Best Lawyers in America

2010, 2012-2021

Colorado Super Lawyers


Intellectual Property (Colorado)
Chambers USA


Media, Technology, and Telecoms: Outsourcing, Recommended
Legal 500 US


Media, Technology, and Telecoms: Technology Transactions
Legal 500 US


Global IP Star
Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars


United States IP Star
Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars


Colorado IP Star
Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars


Best Corporate Lawyer
Law Week Colorado, Barrister's Best/People's Court


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


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


Forty Under 40
Denver Business Journal

Education and admissions


J.D., Yale Law School, 1993

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


Member, Intellectual Property and Technology Sections, Colorado Bar Association 

Member, New York Bar Association

Member, Denver Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications


New York

Court admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

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

Related knowledge

Supply Chain Support

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.

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