David Sheldon serves as head of COJK's patent practice group. His strong background in computer science and technical experience in software engineering help him assist his software industry clients with patent drafting, prosecution, and counseling. David's technical expertise includes technologies such as machine learning, augmented/virtual reality, control systems, encryption, wireless communication, information search and retrieval, and compiler optimization. David also advises his clients on other vital issues relating to software products, including open source licensing and developing comprehensive strategies for protection of software using copyright, trademarks, design patents, and trade secrets to supplement utility patent protection. David's patent prosecution experience includes a wide variety of other technical fields as well, such as medical and mechanical devices/processes.
David currently serves as chair of the Community Education Committee for the Washington State Patent Law Association and as a member of the XR Steering Committee of the Washington Technology Industry Association. He is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for his work in patent law. Prior to joining COJK, David worked in various computing-related roles, including designing and coding software testing utilities for Microsoft.