David M. Carter Partner

David Carter is a senior partner and co-founder of the firm. His practice encompasses the entire scope of IP law, including patent, trademark and copyright prosecution and litigation. He also advises clients on licensing, protecting trade secrets and related matters. Mr. Carter is presently focused on patent prosecution, working with clients who are designing portfolios comprised primarily of medical and surgical devices. As a senior partner, Mr. Carter also assists in managing the firm’s business matters and overseeing the firm’s associates and junior partners to ensure that their work meets client expectations.

Mr. Carter attended the United States Military Academy at West Point. He was naturally drawn to science and technology, and he studied physics at the New York Institute of Technology where he earned his B.S. He quickly realized that the field of IP and securing patent protection was evolving along with the rapid pace of technological advances. Knowing his engineering background made him well-suited to become a patent attorney, he attended St. John’s University School of Law and earned his J.D.

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Education

  • St. John’s University School of Law, J.D., 1984
  • United States Military Academy
  • New York Institute of Technology, B.S., Physics, cum laude, 1980

Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • State of New York
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Associations

  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Director for Ultrasound Industry Association, Medical Division
  • Board of Directors of SUNY Farmingdale Foundation

Mr. Carter has expertise in all aspects of IP, from protecting products to designing portfolio strategies. He is highly analytical and detail-oriented, skills that enable him to advise clients on how best to design their new products in order to secure protection. Dedicated to providing clients with a high level of personal service in order to steer them though the patent registration process, Mr. Carter also strives to ensure that the work of our team rises to the highest quality standards.