With experience as a product engineer for a tech company, David is uniquely positioned to steer his clients through the complicated issues that arise in the intellectual property arena. His background in this industry, paired with his efficiency, makes David the right lawyer to handle his clients’ patent litigation needs. David Frist is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group. David’s practice includes all areas of intellectual property litigation and counseling, with a particular emphasis on patent litigation and enforcement. He has represented clients in patent infringement lawsuits in federal district courts across the United States, including cases involving telecommunications, computer software and various mechanical devices. David was recently named a 2019 “Client Service All-Star” in BTI Consulting Group’s annual survey of the nation’s top lawyers identified by corporate counsel as having “defined the new standard in client service excellence.” This prestigious designation is given to only 335 lawyers nationwide. David was also named to The Best Lawyers in America© for 2020-2023 in the area of Litigation – Intellectual Property. David received his J.D., magna cum laude, in 2007 from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he served as notes editor of the Georgia Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. Prior to attending law school, David worked as a senior product engineer for a technology company that developed web-based applications for retail companies. In 2002, David earned his B.A. in computer science from Duke University.