Dave St. John-Larkin is a partner with the firm's Intellectual Property group who advises leading technology companies about patent and licensing matters, particularly as related to software, telecommunications, and standard setting. A registered patent attorney with nearly two decades of private practice and in-house legal experience, Dave regularly handles patent analysis and litigation matters involving complex computing systems, hardware, and software. He is fluent in more than a dozen computer languages, and has particular depth working with audio and video codecs (including HEVC, H.265, MPEG-H Part 2, AVC H.264 MPEG-4, and MPEG-2), databases, cloud-computing, wireless (including 5G, LTE, Bluetooth, and WiFi), machine learning, and content distribution (including video streaming and OTT) technology.
As the co-chair of Perkins Coie’s Unmanned Vehicle Systems group, Dave is known for advising companies at the bleeding edge of technology, including artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR), autonomous vehicles, blockchain, remote-sensing, and wearable computing companies. Dave is also an inventor of more than ten patents related to communications technology and has extensive experience working on patent and licensing matters involving next-generation communications standards and technology, including encryption, semiconductors, wireless, cable, satellite, networking, and Internet of Things (IoT) technology.