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David Dykeman, who serves as Co-Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig's Boston office and co-chairs the firm's global Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group, is a registered patent attorney with over 25 years of experience in patent and intellectual property law. David's practice focuses on securing worldwide intellectual property protection and related business strategy for high tech clients, with particular experience in life sciences, medical devices, robotics, materials, and information technology.

David provides strategic patent portfolio development and intellectual property advice for clients including major research institutions, multi-national corporations, and start-up companies. He also performs patent due diligence to assess patent portfolios for venture capital investment, mergers and acquisitions, and licensing opportunities.

An author of over 55 articles and a speaker at over 50 conferences on intellectual property law, David is the founding co-chair of the ABA’s Medical Devices Committee. In 2022, LMG Life Sciences named him the "Patent Strategy Attorney of the Year" for Massachusetts. He was honored as one of Boston's "40 Under 40" innovative business leaders by the Boston Business Journal and was named to the "40 Medtech Innovators Under 40" list by Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI) Magazine. David has also been named one of the top 250 Patent and Technology Licensing Practitioners in the world by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine, an "IP Star" by Managing IP magazine, a "Life Science Star" by LMG Life Sciences, one of the World's Leading IP Strategists in the IAM 300, and ranked in Chambers.


  • Intellectual property
  • Patent prosecution and opinions
  • Licensing
  • IP due diligence
  • Trademarks and unfair competition
  • Copyrights



  • Judicial Intern, Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2020-2023
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Patent Law, 2023-2024
  • Listed, IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders – The World’s Leading IP Strategists, 2021-2023
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Industry Focus > Healthcare: Life Sciences, "Recommended Lawyer," 2022-2023
  • Listed, IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists, 2018-2022
  • Listed, Managing IP Magazine's World IP Handbook and Survey, "IP Stars: Patent Stars," 2016-2023
  • Listed, Boston magazine, "Top Lawyers - Intellectual Property Rights," 2022
  • Listed, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, "Go To Lawyers - Intellectual Property," 2021
  • Listed, LMG Life Sciences, "Life Science Star," 2014-2023
    • Selected, Patent Strategy Attorney of the Year – Massachusetts,” 2022
    • Shortlisted, "Intellectual Property: Patent Strategy Attorney of the Year – Massachusetts," 2022
  • Listed, Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine, "IAM Patent 1000," 2012-2023
    • Patent Prosecution, 2012-2023
    • Transactions & Licensing, 2015-2023
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2022
  • Member, Winning Team, "M&A Deal of the Year (Over $1 Billion to $5 Billion)" for Platform Specialty Products Corporation (f/k/a Platform Acquisition Holdings Limited) acquisition of MacDermid, Incorporated and related entities, The M&A Advisor’s 6th Annual International M&A Awards, 2014
  • Member, Winning Team, ACG New York Champion’s Awards, Deal of the Year (over $500mm); Cross-border Transaction of the Year (over $250mm) for $1.8 billion Acquisition of MacDermid, Inc. by Platform Acquisition Holdings Limited, 2014
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Massachusetts Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2005-2012
  • Recipient, "Lawyers Community of Excellence Award," Combined Jewish Philanthropies, November 2012
  • Recipient, Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI) magazine, "40 Medtech Innovators Under 40," June 2012
  • Recipient, Boston Business Journal, "40 Under 40" Award, October 2011
  • Finalist, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, "Mentor of the Year," June 2011
  • Listed, Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine, "IAM Licensing 250: The World's Leading Patent and Technology Licensing Practitioners," September 2010
  • Recipient, Massachusetts Medical Law Report,  "Rx for Excellence" Award, October 2009
  • Recipient, "Young Leadership" Award, Combined Jewish Philanthropies, September 2009
  • Founding Co-Chair, American Bar Association (ABA) Medical Device Committee
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI) Magazine
  • Board Member, Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC), Board of Directors
  • Chair, Healthcare Innovations Network (HIN)
  • Contributing Editor, The Journal of BioLaw & Business
  • Judge, MedTECH IGNITE Innovative Technology Competition
  • Member, Massachusetts Life Sciences Collaborative Research, Innovation and Commercialization Task Force
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Member, City Year, Legal Leadership Committee
  • Member, Licensing Executives Society (LES)
  • Member, American Bar Association, Science & Technology Law Section Council
  • Board Member, United Jewish Communities, National Young Leadership Cabinet, 2007-2013


  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Wisconsin