David B. Hardy


David B. Hardy concentrates his practice on a wide variety of intellectual property issues.

David is a patent agent who has a combined 30 years of patent prosecution experience as a primary patent examiner, a supervisory primary examiner, and a patent agent. His practice primarily concentrates on the prosecution of both domestic and foreign patent applications in the electrical engineering field, including technologies such as semiconductor devices and fabrication; communication systems; consumer electronics; software to medical devices; optical testing and measuring devices; display devices, including PDPs, LCDs, and LEDs; lasers; memory devices; sensors; and magnetic power generation systems.

David has successfully prosecuted hundreds of domestic and foreign patent applications for clients in the mechanical and electrical arts and has assisted with counseling clients on matters of strategic patent planning, patent portfolio development, and technology assessment, as well as accelerated examination programs at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”).

Prior to becoming a patent agent, David gained seven years of experience as a patent examiner with the USPTO, a role in which he was formally recognized by receiving a bronze medal award from the USPTO for his work examining patent applications across the mechanical and electrical arts. His understanding of the role that patent examiners play in the prosecution process affords David with a unique ability to effectively build rapport with examiners, facilitate efficient communication with the USPTO, and ultimately deliver value to his clients.



  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • George Mason University, BS