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Kelley Drye Expands With Experienced Patent Litigator David W. Long

September 30, 2013

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP is pleased to announce that patent litigator, David W. Long, has joined the firm as a partner in the Washington, DC office. Mr. Long has more than 25 years of experience in telecommunications, including nearly twenty-years of experience litigating on behalf of clients in a range of industries, from telecommunications to medical devices. Mr. Long also is a registered patent attorney and represents clients in post-grant patent litigation before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, typically in parallel with related district court  litigation. Prior to joining Kelley Drye & Warren, Mr. Long was chair of the patent practice at Dow Lohnes PLLC and a patent litigator at Howrey LLP.

Throughout his career, Mr. Long has successfully litigated a wide-array of technology and telecommunications issues involving everything from complex electrical circuits to voice over internet protocol, wireless communication systems, signal processing systems, memory devices, integrated circuit designs, automatic voice systems, computer software systems, manufacturing systems and medical products. Mr. Long is a nationally recognized author and commentator on complex patent law issues and is a founder of the Essential Patent Blog (, an industry-leading blog on litigating patents related to industry standards, such as cellular, WiFi and Ethernet standards.

“I am thrilled to welcome David to our team,” said Lewis Rose, Managing Partner of Kelley Drye’s Washington, DC office. “David’s arrival further enhances our capabilities for clients in the telecommunications and high tech industries.Growing our intellectual property breadth and depth will further enhance our value-add services to our clients.”

Mr. Long earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering from Auburn University and his juris doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Law. He served as a law clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Prior to his law practice, he worked for over five years as an electrical engineer in telecommunications, software design, control systems and rocket science.

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