David R. Lefebvre
David Lefebvre focuses his practice on client counseling, patent prosecution, post-grant practice, and patent litigation. He assists with patent matters for established and developing companies in various industries with diverse technologies.
Mr. Lefebvre’s patent office practice includes strategic advice, drafting, and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications. With more than four years of patent experience, he has assisted in prosecuting hundreds of patent applications. In addition to developing and executing comprehensive patent procurement strategies, Mr. Lefebvre evaluates patent portfolios for mergers, acquisitions, and investment opportunities. He has considerable experience securing freedom-to-operate, assessing competitive patent landscapes, and providing patentability, validity, noninfringement, and clearance opinions.
Prior to joining Finnegan as a student associate, Mr. Lefebvre worked as a field service engineer for Christ Water Technologies Americas, LLC and Koch Membrane System, Inc. (KMS). He also held the position of field service supervisor at KMS, a leading developer of process technology membrane solutions. In these roles, Mr. Lefebvre executed the startup and commissioning of new industrial and commercial fluid treatment systems. His experience allowed him to utilize various technologies, including membrane filtration, ion exchange, electrodeionization, evaporation, and degasification. Mr. Lefebvre was responsible for the software programming and automation of these highly automated mechanical and electrical systems.
- Jurisprudence Award, Antitrust and Torts, Suffolk University Law School, 2012.
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- American Bar Association
- Boston Patent Law Association