David Stein is a Partner in the Firm's Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group. David brings over 20 years of experience in intellectual property litigation and complex commercial litigation, where he has handled complex cases in federal courts across the country, including 15 cases tried to verdict. His patent litigation cases span a number of technologies in diverse industries including semiconductor devices and processing, medical devices, sporting goods, agricultural products, retail and hospitality and various business methods.

David has been repeatedly recognized as a leading patent litigator in California by IAM Patent 1000 and by The Legal 500 in hi-tech and electronics. He was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of IP Litigation.



In recent years, David has worked on the following matters:

Trial counsel for plaintiff in a whistleblower/wrongful termination lawsuit. The jury found for plaintiff on all counts and rendered a seven-figure verdict.

Defended a provider of personal navigation services in a patent infringement case relating to a system for providing traffic information to a plurality of mobile users connected to a network. Traffic Information, LLC v. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., et al.

Defended a leading global provider of solid-state drive solutions in a patent litigation suit involving 12 different patents relating to solid-state drives employing a controller chip and a plurality of NAND flash devices. Solid State Storage Solutions, Inc. v. STEC, Inc., et al.

Defended two of the world’s largest hotel companies in a patent infringement suit relating to a system for marketing goods and services utilizing computerized central and remote facilities. Variant Holdings LLC, et al. v. Hilton Hotels Holdings, et al.

Defended a construction company in a patent infringement case relating to a fluid storage tank trailer used for providing and storing industrial fluid storage, such as hydraulic fracturing fluids, at temporary locations, such as drilling sites for oil and gas wells. The Modern Group Ltd., et al. v. Pinnacle Companies, Inc., et al.

Defended one of the world’s largest hotel companies in a patent infringement suit relating to an electronic timeshare exchange for trading timeshare interests in vacation properties. Vacation Exchange, LLC v. Wyndham Exchange and Rentals, Inc., et al.

Defended a global hotel company in a patent infringement case relating generally to information management and synchronous communications. The accused services include the defendants’ online and mobile reservation system, including integration with email and social media applications. Ameranth, Inc. v. Hilton Resorts Corp., et al.

Defended an international direct marketer of computer and electronic products and services in a patent infringement suit relating to PC-CPU motherboards with a common fault-tolerant power supply. Consolidated Work Station Computing, LLC v. Acer America Corp., et al.

Defended a global diversified technology and manufacturing company in a patent infringement suit relating to control, monitoring and/or security systems for homes, buildings and cars. Joao Control and Monitoring Systems of California, LLC v. ACTI Corp., Inc., et al.

*Some of the above matters were handled by David prior to joining Brown Rudnick.


Georgetown University Law Center – J.D., 1996
Stanford University – B.A. with Honors, 1993

Bar Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
Professional Affiliations
President and Board of Directors, Federal Bar Association for the Central District of California – Santa Ana Division
Lawyer Representative, Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference
Magistrate Judge Selection Committee for the Central District of California
Participant, Sedona Conference, Inaugural Working Group on Trade Secrets Issues
Adjunct Faculty, UCI Law School, Teaching Trial Advocacy
Adjunct Faculty, Whittier Law School
Adjunct Faculty, UC-Irvine Undergraduate
Faculty, Instructor, Program Coordinator, National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA)
President, Board of Directors, and Master, Howard T. Markey IP Inn of Court
Liaison to the Court for the Central District of California Pro Bono Panel
Liaison to the Court for the Eastern District of Texas Pro Bono Panel
Intellectual Property Owner’s Association (IPO), Litigation Committee
Planning Committee, Federal Circuit Bench/Bar Conference
Planning Committee, Eastern District of Texas Bench/Bar Conference
Board Member, Orange County Stanford Association
Awards and Honors
The Best Lawyers in America (and Southern California), Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2021-2022
IAM Patent 1000, The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, Litigation, 2014-2016, 2019-2020
Southern California Super Lawyer, 2020
Daily Journal, Lead Trial Counsel for Top Verdict, 2018
Public Counsel Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award
The Legal 500 US, 2010