David R. Heckadon

Of Counsel
J.D., M.B.A., BComm, B.S. Mech Eng.
Patent Attorney (US)
Trademark Attorney (US)
Lawyer (California)

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David Heckadon’s career has centered on patent prosecution and IP portfolio counseling in Silicon Valley.  He has drafted hundreds of patents and handled responses through to allowance over the past 20 years.  He regularly instructs foreign associates in Europe, Japan, China, Korea, India, Australia and other jurisdictions.  He also has experience performing freedom to operate studies, infringement analyses and due diligence reviews.

David is comfortable working in the following industries: computer systems, software, renewable energy, electro-mechanical systems, medical imaging, optical systems, scanners, medical devices, microfluidics and design patents.  For the last several years, David has also been preparing and filing US trademark applications.


J. D., University of Calgary, 1992
M.B.A., University of Windsor, 1989
Bachelor of Commerce, honors, University of Windsor, 1988
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Windsor, 1986


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1998
The State Bar of California, 1995
Law Society of Ontario, 1994