Attorneys

David A. Dillard

Partner / Glendale

phone (626) 795-9900
email david.dillard@cph.com
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Practice Areas

Legal Emphases
Technical Emphases
  • Chemistry
Admitted
  • State Bar of California, 1981
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court of Arizona
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Biography

Mr. Dillard has been a member of Christie Parker & Hale since 1981. He has extensive experience in litigation matters at the trial and appellate levels, acting as lead counsel in well over 50 cases in State and Federal courts. He has represented clients ranging from multi-national corporations to universities to emerging entrepreneurial companies in actions involving trademark, trade dress, trade secret and copyright infringement as well as infringement of patents involving a myriad of technologies. In 2008, Mr. Dillard's trial team won jury verdicts totaling over $9 million against two sets of defendants in a case involving patent, trademark and trade dress infringement and unfair competition relating to the sale of massage chairs. Earlier in his career, Mr. Dillard obtained a $20 million jury verdict for his client in a trademark dispute which was, at the time, one of the largest trademark verdicts ever awarded.

Education

Degree School Year
J.D. Western State University 1980
M.S. Chemistry California State Polytechnic University, Pomona 1979
B.S. Chemistry California State Polytechnic University, Pomona 1974

Representative Matters

  • In 2008, Mr. Dillard's trial team won jury verdicts totaling over $9 million against two sets of defendants in a case involving claims of patent, trademark and trade dress infringement and unfair competition relating to the unlawful sale of massage chairs. Earlier in his career, Mr. Dillard obtained a $20 million jury verdict for his client in a trademark dispute which was, at the time, one of the largest trademark verdicts ever awarded.
  • Mr. Dillard is registered to practice before the Patent and Trademark office and is a member of numerous Bar associations. Mr. Dillard served as President of the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Association in 1993-94. A native of Southern California, Mr. Dillard is a former research chemist and an inventor of five U.S. patented plating processes.