David N. Schachter


Phone: 303.299.8385

Fax: 303.298.0940

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Legal Secretary

Anna Castillo

Areas of Emphasis

Intellectual Property, Trademarks & Copyright


  • Juris Doctor, University of Santa Clara School of Law, 1981
  • Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, University of Colorado, 1977


David Schachter is a Member in our Business Department and heads the Intellectual Property Group. David obtained his law license in California’s Silicon Valley in 1981, where he began assisting in creating, financing, protecting and transferring rights in technology, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, domains and other intellectual property, as well as handling everyday business matters. David now advises emerging and established businesses on intellectual property and general commercial matters involving transactions, formal protection, enforcement, e-commerce and litigation. He also provides specialized advice in newly developing areas of law including the Internet, cloud services, domain disputes, e-commerce, electronic sabotage, telecom and wireless. David counsels the entire range of the firm’s client base, from individuals, entrepreneurs and start-ups to the firm’s largest public company clients. He writes the monthly Legal Bytes column for the Denver Business Journal, and is a frequent speaker and writer on areas of emerging interest in technology, intellectual property and the digital age.

Representative Matters
  • All forms of licensing, sale, protection and commercialization of intellectual property and technology development; registration, maintenance and enforcement of trademarks, copyrights and other forms of intellectual property.
  • Manage the entire trademark and copyright portfolio for a Fortune 500 telecommunications company.
  • Assisted a venture capital funded startup in procuring exclusive rights to a patented fire suppression technology, and provide ongoing patent protection for new modifications together with drafting, negotiation and strategizing on distribution, sales, marketing and manufacturing of the product on a global basis.
  • Successfully halted illegal Internet piracy of a copyrighted instructional tool sold over the Web.
  • Provide ongoing assistance to Fortune 500 companies, banks and major corporations in trademark clearance, maintenance and enforcement against infringements.
  • Provide ongoing commercial counsel to a silicon chip manufacturer on contract matters, trademark protection and anti-piracy measures.
  • Successfully prosecuted a cybersquatting dispute on behalf of a nationwide commercial construction business.
Professional Activities
  • Admitted to practice California, 1981; Colorado, 1995
  • Member, Computer Law Association
  • Member, Copyright Society
  • Board of Governors and Executive Committee, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation
  • Monthly columnist, The Denver Business Journal