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Practice Areas

  • Domain Name Disputes
  • Patents – Counseling, Prosecution and Appeals
  • Patents – Due Diligence, Freedom to Operate, Opinion Work
  • Trademarks


t: 855-369-8895

David D. Kalish



David D. Kalish brings to Coats + Bennett extensive experience in various aspects of patent preparation and prosecution, as well as management of patent related matters. He offers his clients expertise in patent preparation and prosecution primarily in mechanical, electromechanical and computer related arts, in addition to non-infringement, invalidity, and freedom to practice opinions.

Prior to obtaining his law degree, Mr. Kalish worked as an engineer with Travelers Insurance and Champion Products, Inc. While at Travelers, he performed engineering analysis of construction parameters, machinery specifications, product liability evaluations, and conducted air quality testing. At Champion Products, he evaluated process flow and designed improved work flow systems.

Published Works

  • Best Practices: Designers and Patent Attorneys Unite
  • Past Editor, IP Links, Intellectual Property Law Section

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1997
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit

Professional Associations

  • North Carolina Bar Association, IP Sections, Counsel Member
  • Raleigh Jaycees, Legal Counsel
  • Wake County Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Judge, The Lulu Egames, North Carolina State University, Entrepreneurship Initiative
  • Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce – Leadership Raleigh Program alumni


  • Domain Names: Cybersquatting and Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy, Seattle, WA
  • Key Concepts of the Patent Process When Working With Entrepreneurs and Innovators, IP in the Age of Innovation, University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Guest Lecturer, Concepts of Intellectual Property Law, North Carolina State University, Entrepreneurship Initiative


  • Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, New Hampshire
    • LL.M.
  • Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, New Hampshire
    • J.D. – 1997
  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
    • B.S. – 1990
    • Major: Industrial Engineering
    • Minor: Economics


  • North Carolina Business “Legal Elite” for Intellectual Property