“David Sharifi has set his practice apart from traditional intellectual property attorneys by focusing on a niche and growing field of industry, ‘the internet of things,’ consulting clients on best practices for intellectual property protection and regulatory compliance in digital and innovation markets. Sharifi’s clients range from niche social networks to mobile application developers to e-commerce sites, designers, and manufacturers of physical goods or hardware devices. His core focus is competitive barrier strategy. Sharifi applies a blend of intellectual property law, market analysis, and contract negotiation to advise clients in deal making, product development, marketing, and related operations on the web and on mobile and social platforms. He also acts as of counsel, providing intellectual property law and technology market expertise to litigation teams. He has developed a reputation as a leading expert in trademark protection online and provides thought leading advice on crowdfunding law, an emerging capital strategy for small businesses that is riddled with legal issues.” – L.A. Business Journal, July 2014
Publication: “How Brands Use Trademark Law to Gain Competitive Advantage Online” by David Sharifi, Beverly Hills Bar Association IP Blog.
Speaker: “The Crowd is King: Benefits and Legal Pitfalls of Crowdfunding”