David Toma Counsel

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T 973.597.6326 | F 973.597.6327



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.

Publications

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

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

Corporate
Life Sciences
Patents
The Tech Group

Education


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

Affiliations


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