David A. Serati
David A. Serati is an associate in Ropes & Gray’s intellectual property litigation group. He has represented clients across a wide range of industries and technologies, including software, network security, medical devices, and consumer products.
David has experience in all aspects of litigation, including pre-suit investigations, motion practice, managing discovery, claim construction, expert reports, and depositions. David also has significant experience representing clients in Inter Partes Review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
David maintains an active pro bono practice as well, including successfully obtaining withholding of removal for a Guatemalan immigrant and representation in a housing discrimination dispute.
Prior to joining Ropes & Gray in 2019, David worked for a prominent patent prosecution law firm, as well as highly regarded patent search firm. While at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, David was the website editor for the Washington University Law Review. Before beginning his legal career, David worked as an electrical engineer for an industry leader in HVAC design and manufacturing.
- Egenera v. Cisco Systems (D. Mass.) – Representing Egenera in a patent infringement case in filed against Cisco involving processing area network technology.
- Centripetal Inc. v. Palo Alto Networks (E.D. Va.; PTAB) – Representing one of the world’s leading cybersecurity companies in a 13-patent infringement suit relating to network security, and as petitioner in PTAB proceedings challenging every claim of every asserted patent.
- Teradyne, Inc. v. Astronics Corporation (C.D. Cal., PTAB) – Representing Teradyne, Inc., a leading supplier of automation equipment for test and industrial applications, in a case raising patent, copyright, and breach of contract claims against Astronics Test Systems, Inc.
- Virtuozzo v. Cloud Linux (D. Del.) – Representing Virtuozzo in a five-patent infringement relating to cloud computing, virtualization, and containerization technologies.
- Canon, Inc. v. TCL Electronics Holdings Ltd. (E.D. Tex.; N.D. Cal.) – Represented Roku and several TCL entities in a multi-patent infringement lawsuit filed by Canon concerning video streaming and smart TV functionality and interfaces. Achieved a favorable settlement that included a license for all of Roku’s TV partners.
- Certain Furniture Products Finished with Decorative Wood Grain Paper and Components Thereof (337-TA-1229) – Represented Walker Edison Furniture Company, LLC against a claim of copyright infringement concerning the wood grain pattern applied to models of its ready-to-assemble furniture. Successfully resolved the dispute via consent order at minimal cost to client.
- Secured withholding of removal in a pro bono matter for a Guatemalan immigrant.
- Co-author, “Hatch-Waxman Venue Issue Still Live After Fed. Circ. Ruling,” Law360 (January 6, 2021)
- Co-author, “How Cos. Can Avoid Patent Venue Pitfalls Of Remote Work,” Law360 (June 15, 2020)
- Co-author, “Unpacking Fed. Circ. Multicolor Trade Dress Ruling,” Law360 (May 11, 2020)
- Author, Note, “Filling the Jurisprudential Gap: 'Regular and Established Place of Business' After In Re Cray, Inc.,” 96 Washington University Law Review 395 (2018)
- JD, cum laude, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, 2019; Website Editor, Washington University Law Review
- BSEE (Electrical Engineering), summa cum laude, University of Missouri- St. Louis, 2016
Admissions / Qualifications
- California, 2020
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2020
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, 2021
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 2020