David Toma Counsel

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David is a registered patent attorney and Counsel in the firm’s Tech Group. His practice is focused primarily on preparing, prosecuting and procuring patents in a variety of technological disciplines, particularly on matters relating to medical devices, electro-mechanical apparatuses, computer hardware, financial systems and business methods. He advises clients and advocates on their behalf various issues pertaining to domestic and foreign patent prosecution. 

David currently manages day-to-day activities and development of one of the firm’s largest patent clients. During his career, he has played a significant role in developing patent portfolios and assists in leading a team of technically sophisticated prosecutors in delivering high caliber legal services. His practice also extends to areas outside the patent prosecution realm. He has extensive experience in evaluating validity and infringement issues, performing patentability assessments and conducting IP due diligence investigations for corporate clients involved in mergers, acquisitions and other various strategic investments. 

David is also currently an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law - Newark.

Prior to joining Lowenstein Sandler, David was a staff attorney and a patent agent with the intellectual property group of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP in New York, where he managed a patent prosecution docket for two of the group’s largest clients. David was also a technical advisor and patent agent trainee at Fish & Neave LLP in New York.


The Nuances of the America Invents Act of 2011
Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, June 2011
Mark Kesslen, David Toma
What You Need to Know About the USPTO’s New Prioritized Patent Examination Process (“Track I”)
Patent Law Alert, April 19, 2011
Mark Kesslen, David Toma

Press Mentions

Lowenstein Sandler is representing The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products, in its pending acquisition of GLAMGLOW, the Hollywood skin care brand focused on fast-acting treatment masks designed to deliver stunning, camera-ready results. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to close in February 2015. The Lowenstein team includes Marita A. Makinen, Seth T. Goldsamt, Michele J. Alexander, Lynda A. Bennett, Jeffrey Blumenfeld, David Leit, Christine Osvald-Mruz, Matt Savare, Jeffrey M. Shapiro, Jack Sidorov, Jeri L. Abrams, Julie Levinson Werner, David Toma, Lesley Pruzansky Adamo, Kimberly Donnelly, Annie Nazarian, and Marisa A. White. , December 19, 2014
We are representing The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. in its acquisition of Le Labo (“The Lab”), a high-end fragrance and sensory lifestyle brand with a distinct French heritage and an emphasis on fine craftsmanship and personalization in its products and services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to close in November 2014. The Lowenstein team includes Marita Makinen, Ethan Skerry, Matthew Savare, Michele Alexander, Andrew Graw, Jeff Shapiro, Jeri Abrams, David Toma, Alex Leibowitz, Lesley Pruzansky Adamo, Jake Filak and Darren Goodman. , October 15, 2014

Related Areas

Life Sciences
The Tech Group


New York Law School ( J.D. , 2005 )
Rutgers University, School of Engineering ( B.S. , 2000 ) , Eta Kappa Nu

Bar Admissions

New Jersey
United States Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

2007 , U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
2007 , U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association 
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association