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David Gorski

Senior Counsel
fax +1 832.397.3529

David Gorski assists clients by securing, licensing, and defending intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights.

David represents clients in the automotive, manufacturing, energy, medical, transportation, and retail industries. He also regularly advises clients seeking to commercialize intellectual property.

David assists clients in assessing their intellectual property assets, identifying ownership, and securing technology transfers and licenses. He also works with clients to improve internal procedures and employee handbooks to ensure that intellectual property ownership remains with the client.

Communication is an integral component of David’s prosecution philosophy. A key element of communication is establishing an understanding with the client of the governmental requirements for securing intellectual property. David presents customized training to in-house counsel and inventors to guide them through the intellectual property prosecution process. He works with clients to develop a working knowledge of their technology in order to fully represent their intellectual property before government examiners.

David represents clients in a large range of different fields including: environmental science and remediation, metallurgy, oil and gas survey, extraction, and transportation tools, renewable energy, nuclear magnetic resonance, nanotechnology, optics, sensors, seismic data acquisition, thermoelectric devices, and consumer products.

David assists clients in assessing and managing intellectual property pertaining to environmental remediation and sustainability.


J.D., University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 2005, The Review of Litigation, 2003-05; Associate Articles Editor 2004-05; Best Note Award 2003-04; American Journal of Criminal Law, Manuscript Editor 2003-04; Executive Editor, 2004-05
B.S., University of Illinois, 1990


Louis T. Pirkey Prize for Intellectual Property Law Writing (2004)


American Bar Association, Member

State Bar of Texas, Member

Houston Intellectual Property Law Association, Member

State Bar Licenses


Court Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of Texas
  • “When Is Telling Someone You Have A Secret Revealing Too Much?” Strasburger Intellectual Property Blog (May 2017)
  • Apple v. Samsung-? A Smartphone is More than Just a Pretty Face, Strasburger Intellectual Property Blog (December 2016)
  • Back from the Brink – Software Can Be Patent Eligible under 101, Strasburger Intellectual Property Blog (September 2016)
  • On Sale or Not on Sale, That Is the Patent Question, Strasburger Intellectual Property Blog (July 2016)
  • New Defend Trade Secrets Act Is Game Changer, Strasburger Intellectual Property Blog (May 2016)
  • The Future of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Subpoena Power on the Internet in Light of The Verizon Cases, 24 REV. LITIG. 149 (2005)