David P. Cooper

Intellectual Property Attorney

David grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and received his B.S. degree in chemistry in 1980 from Marquette University. After working in Denver, Colorado as a chemist in the plastics and materials science industry, David received his J.D. degree in 1987 from the University of Wisconsin. He joined Kolisch Hartwell in that year, and in 1994 became a partner. He is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and admitted to practice law in the following courts: Oregon, 1988; the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, 1988; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the International Trademark Association, and the Oregon Patent Law Association, for which he served as Secretary-Treasurer in 1989–1990 and as President in 1990–1991.

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David’s practice includes all aspects of Intellectual Property (IP) law. His patent work focuses on chemical, materials science, medical, software, and mechanical technologies. He also helps clients acquire IP protection for aesthetic, or “look,” features of their technology and products, including design patents, and trademark and copyright registrations. He also has substantial experience in enforcement and defense IP litigation, and in IP licensing.

David is and has been active in many civic, community and educational organizations, including the French American International School, the City Club of Portland, the Portland section of the American Chemical Society and Banyan Research and Development Corporation, a non-profit organization that developed devices enabling disabled people to live independently. From 2000–2003, he served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the French American International School of Portland, Oregon, a native-language-immersion elementary school.


J.D. 1987

University of Wisconsin

B.S. Chemistry – 1980

Marquette University