DAVID A. GAUNTLETT, PRINCIPAL

DAVID A. GAUNTLETT, PRINCIPAL

DAVID A. GAUNTLETT is the principal of Gauntlett & Associates. He is a 1979 graduate of Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, where he served as a member of the California Law Review. He received his B.A. from the University of California at Irvine, Magna Cum Laude, in 1976.

Mr. Gauntlett is lead counsel in intellectual property antitrust coverage disputes pending in over 30 states throughout the United States and is also responsible for many precedent-making insurance coverage cases involving patent, trademark, and copyright infringement, as well as trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition claims.

Mr. Gauntlett is a nationally recognized speaker and has spoken for C.L.E. credit to organizations which include the American Bar Association, Section of Business Law, Section of Intellectual Property; Section of Litigation, and Section of Tort and Insurance Practice; American Conference Institute; American Electronics Association of California and Arizona; California Bar Association, Intellectual Property Division; Eastern New York Patent Law Association; New York Patent Trademark and Copyright Association; Oregon Patent Law Association; Practicing Law Institute; University of Houston; University of Texas; Washington Patent Law Association; Washington D.C. Patent Law Association; and Wisconsin Intellectual Property Association.

Mr. Gauntlett has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Boalt Hall, where he taught a class entitled Insurance Coverage for Intellectual Property, Antitrust and E Commerce.

Mr. Gauntlett is also the author of numerous articles such as Plaintiff's Rights to Use Coverage to Enhance Recovery in Intellectual Property and Antitrust Lawsuits, Journal of Insurance Coverage (Aspen Law & Business, Winter 2002), "Offer for Sale" Patent Infringement Lawsuits: New Opportunities For Insurance Coverage, New Controversies, Vol. 54, No. 4, SMU Law Review (2002), Tort Claims and Insurance in Cyberspace: Is Your Company Covered?, ACCA Docket, The Journal of the American Corporate Counsel Association, Vol. 19, No. 5 (May 2001), as well as Matthew Bender's Intellectual Property Counseling and Litigation, Chapter 29, Vol. 2 ©1994; Business Insurance Law, Chapter 18, Insurance Coverage For Intellectual Property Lawsuits, ©1994; and his book published by Aspen Law & Business, entitled Insurance Coverage of Intellectual Property Assets, ©1999.

Mr. Gauntlett is married, with a 10-year-old daughter whose birthday, April 1st, is the same as that of his law firm and who arrived on a Sunday like her father.  He enjoys travel, food, bicycling (especially in Europe) and building sand castles with his daughter at the beach.


Education

University of California Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law (J.D. 1979)
University of California Irvine (B.A. 1976)

Bar Admissions

California 1980
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
U.S. District Court, Southern, Northern, Central and Eastern Districts of California
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico
U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Galveston Division
U.S. District Court, District of Utah
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
 

Bar Memberships

California State Bar
Orange County Bar Association 
American Bar Association
Intellectual Property Law Section (Vice Chair of Insurance Coverage Committee, 1997-2005)
Litigation Section (Vice Chair and Chair Emeritus) 
Intellectual Property Committee Section, Special Committee on Insurance Chair
Tort & Insurance Practice Section (1995-1996)
Risk & Insurance Management Society 
Intellectual Property Owners Insurance Coverage Committee (Vice Chair of Insurance Coverage Committee)