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David E. Gould

David E. Gould


Pittsburgh, PA
New York, NY

How David Helps Clients

David assists technology providers with the financing, selection, acquisition, disposition and use of technology. He works closely with the firm’s Intellectual Property, Biotech and Health Care Sections on industry-specific funding, licensing, acquisition and sale transactions and with the Energy Section on complex upstream mineral asset transactions.

What Types of Agreements Has He Drafted and Negotiated?

David has drafted and negotiated exclusive and non-exclusive technology licenses; maintenance and support agreements; cloud computing agreements, equipment leases; service level agreements; formation documents; employment terms and conditions; IP assignment/contribution agreements for startup/emerging companies; value added reseller and distribution agreements; consulting services agreements; source code escrow agreements; manufacturing and supply agreements; non-disclosure agreements; letters of intent; business development and co-marketing agreements; and domestic and international technology distribution and development agreements.

What About Intellectual Property and Biotech?

By working collaboratively with the firm’s nationally recognized IP and Biotech lawyers, David has also helped wearable/mobile and advanced tech company clients respond to and resolve urgent social media, infringement, recall, regulatory and indemnity issues. 

What Clients Can Expect?

David helps clients bridge the gap between the technical and the legal. He responds quickly and comprehensively to client needs and seeks out effective, practical ways to reach a satisfactory resolution on time, in budget and within a client's risk tolerance.

Proof Points

  • Together with colleagues from Corporate Finance, represented a pioneer in developing and marketing wearable body monitors for consumers in the negotiation of strategic alliance agreements, cooperative agreements and research agreements for disease management, club-based fitness and wellness product development and distribution with top health care, fitness and consumer products companies and also advised on the response to and resolution of urgent social media, infringement, recall, regulatory and indemnity issues.
  • Working with the firm's Energy Section, has provided assistance and coordination on Upstream due diligence and mineral acre acquisitions of over 800,000 net mineral acres with an aggregate allocated value in excess of $2.5 billion.
  • David has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® consistently since 2019 under the Corporate Law and Privacy and Data Security Law categories, and since 2022 in the Commercial Transactions/UCC Law and Technology Law categories.