JD, Franklin Pierce Law Center, 2002
BS Electronics, Chapman University, 1987
Board of Directors – Woman Set Free, Inc.
International Trademark Association
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
David Odom’s practice encompasses all aspects of Intellectual Property Law with an emphasis on patent and trademark prosecution, complex technology transactions, and licensing of intellectual property and other proprietary rights. David counsels regional, national and international clients in all facets of intellectual property and technology transactional matters patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret rights, and other related intellectual property rights and transactions, and manages full intellectual property portfolios and associated dockets.
David’s clients are in a variety of industries including, but not limited to, information technology, electronic, electrical, mechanical, computer hardware and software, health care, dietary and nutritional supplements, telecommunications, energy, health care technology and software, medical devices and oil and gas, among others. David works closely with his clients to create tailored strategies that help procure, protect and preserve their intellectual property. David has also represented individuals and start-up, private and publicly traded technology companies in their efforts to obtain, protect and license their IP assets in the marketplace.
In the corporate area involving intellectual property, David assists corporate teams and clients in identifying potential intellectual property or technology related issues that could significantly impact a client’s ability to acquire proper and sufficient rights to use or market intellectual property, technology, products, or services as a result of major corporate transactions. In doing so, David provides intellectual property counseling services involved in merger and acquisition transactions and the licensing and exploitation of technology assets and intellectual property rights. David has also lead IP, IT and technology related due diligence teams in corporate deal transactions and efforts.
David has substantial experience in drafting and resolving issues in many IT/IP/Technology related agreements. Specifically, David advised clients regarding problematic employee and independent contractor agreements, intellectual property and technology-related agreements, nondisclosure agreements, exclusivity arrangements, and distribution agreements, among others. Mr. Odom also has advised, drafted and negotiated on a plethora of transactional and intellectual property matters, including IT and vendor contracts, licensing of patents, technology, trademarks, brands, copyrights and software agreements, as well as other numerous technology and IP related agreements including master services agreements, software agreements, development agreements, joint venture agreements, trademark clearance, and numerous cease and desist letters, among others.
Prior to his legal career, David was a commissioned officer (Captain) in the U.S. Air Force and aviator with over 2000 combined flying hours in the KC-135A and B-1B bomber aircraft. During his B-1B flight career, David also served as an electronics engineering liaison in cooperation with a defense contractor in the aviation defense B-1B flight simulation facility at Dyess AFB. David is also a Desert Shield and Desert Storm veteran.