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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Robert S. Strauss Tower
2001 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006-1037
United States
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Partner; Intellectual Property


David Vondle represents clients in intellectual property (IP) disputes at the International Trade Commission (ITC), in federal court, and in proceedings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. David has extensive experience as lead counsel in patent and trade secret cases having significant commercial value involving computer hardware and software, wireless and satellite communications, clean technology, semiconductors, medical devices, and consumer electronics. He has successfully represented U.S. and foreign companies in more than thirty ITC investigations through trial, appeal, and proceedings before the United States Customs and Border Protection. David advises buyers, sellers, investors, and creditors on domestic and global transactions involving IP, including acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, and joint ventures. David also advises clients on the implementation of programs to protect trade secrets and other confidential information for clients developing autonomous vehicle systems.

To learn more about David, please visit his profile here: https://www.akingump.com/en/lawyers-advisors/david-c-vondle.html


  • Member, Artificial Intelligence and Other Emerging Technologies Committee for the Intellectual Property Owner’s Association
  • Member, International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association.


J.D., University of Houston Law Center, cum laude, 2002
M.S., Ohio State University, 1999
B.S., North Carolina State University, magna cum laude, 1996

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (International Trade Commission)

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP unites a strong ITC practice and an experienced federal court and PTAB practice under one roof. The team of practice head Steve Maslowski in Philadelphia features an exceptionally high number of lawyers with technical degrees, allowing for thorough understanding of the technological issues at stake in a broad range of sectors. The firm’s core ITC duo consists of Cono Carrano and David Vondle in the Washington DC office.