The Best Lawyers in America 2024

The Best Lawyers in America 2024

The Best Lawyers in America 2024, The 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America has named 395 Jones Day lawyers across 69 different areas of practice spanning the Firm’s 18 U.S. offices. Sixty lawyers were named to the list for the first time, and 125 lawyers across 34 different practice areas were named Ones To Watch. In addition, these 14 Jones Day lawyers were named Lawyers of the Year in their jurisdictions and areas of practice


Dave Cochran is one of the Firm’s leading patent attorneys and Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) litigators. In his 25+ years of practice, he has handled every type of patent matter for clients primarily in high-technology fields. A patent holder himself, Dave provides strategic patent development, exploitation, litigation, appellate, and international patent services.

Dave was part of the three-lawyer Jones Day team that prevailed at the Supreme Court in SAS Institute, Inc. v. Iancu, fundamentally changing PTAB litigation practice at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He has prosecuted hundreds of patent applications throughout the world and has been lead technical lawyer on more than 50 patent litigation matters at various U.S. district courts, involved in more than a dozen appeals to the Federal Circuit, and counsel in more than 150 PTAB litigations at the USPTO. Dave led the Jones Day Global Patent Prosecution group for more than 10 years and led the formation of the Jones Day PTAB Litigation group in 2012.

Prior to joining the Firm, Dave worked as an electrical engineer for IBM and NASA where he developed technical experience in semiconductor processing and fabrication, circuit design and simulation, semiconductor physics, laser electronics, embedded computer systems, control systems, power supply systems, and high-resolution imaging devices. He holds three U.S. patents and one European patent related to his work for IBM.



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