Dave is currently accepting speaking engagements, so if you would like him to speak at your business, professional, educational or legal association or group on any of his areas of expertise, please call 727-531-1111 or email to [email protected]
On April 25, 2018, Dave spoke in Tampa about Copyrights and Trademarks to students and faculty of the Art Institute of Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art and Design.
On October 29, 2016, Dave appeared on a segment of ABC Action News just before Halloween discussing the reasons why costume makers often avoid using the actual names of celebrities and cartoon characters for their costumes so as not to violate the publicity rights and copyrights of individuals and companies. The show featured a Prince costume called “The Purple Artist,” while a Minnie Mouse look-alike became “Adorable Miss Mischief.” See.
On September 28, 2016, Dave spoke at a meeting of the Sunscreen Film Society on Copyrights for Screenwriters and other legal issues at Suite 4K Studio in Clearwater..
On March 24, 2016, Dave spoke on Intellectual Property Law and Licensing Agreements at a Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education program on Basic Transactional Law sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar in Tampa.
On December 8, 2015, Dave spoke at a meeting of the Clearwater Bar Association’s Solo and Small Firm Section about his experience practicing law in the Tampa Bay area for over thirty years, both in private practice and as in-house counsel for Paradyne Corporation, a high tech modem manufacturer. Before moving to Florida, Dave practiced law in New York and New Jersey as in-house corporate counsel for RCA Communications in satellite and international communications, and in private practice in New York City after graduation from Harvard Law School and MIT.
On October 20, 2015, Dave spoke on “Copyright Law for Visual Artists” at a meeting of the Professional Association of Visual Artists (PAVA) at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center in Dunedin.
On October 15, 2015, Dave spoke on “Branding and Trademark Protection” at a meeting of the Tampa Bay Paralegal Association in Tampa.
On August 31, 2015, Dave spoke about Copyrights and related legal issues at a meeting of the Suncoast Information Specialists, a professional association of librarians and information specialists in the Tampa Bay area, at the Largo Library.
On August 24, 2015, Dave spoke about Copyrights and related legal issues at a meeting of the Bay Area Professional Writers Group (BAPWG) on the topic “What the Professional Writer Needs to Know About Copyrights in the Digital Age” in Largo.
On May 12, 2015, Dave appeared on “Joy on Paper,” a radio program for writers on WTAN 1340 in Clearwater to discuss and answer questions about publishing, copyrights, and other intellectual property law issues.
On April 11, 2015. Dave spoke about Copyrights for Screenwriters at a meeting of the the Actors, Screenwriters, Artists and Crew Productions (ASACP) at Suite 4K Studios in Largo.
On March 20, 2015, Dave presented a half-day seminar entitled “Copyright in the Digital Age” to medical and hospital librarians at a meeting of the Tampa Bay Medical Library Network at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater.
On November 20, 2014, Dave gave a seminar on Intellectual Property Law to small business owners at the Florida Small Business Development Center at Pinellas County Economic Development in the EpiCenter in Clearwater.
On July 14, 2014, Dave spoke about Intellectual Property issues to an Introduction to Paralegalism class at St. Petersburg College, Paralegal Studies Program, in the College of Policy Ethics and Legal Studies.
On June 14, 2014, Dave spoke to the Pinellas Authors and Writers Organization, PINAWOR, on “Copyright Law for Writers” in Largo.
On May 3, 2014, Dave presented an interactive educational workshop entitled “Great Ideas? Learn How to Protect Yours – and Establish Your Brand!” at the Toastmasters International District 48 Spring Convention in Tampa.
On March 18, 2014, Dave presented a seminar on Intellectual Property Law featuring copyrights, trademarks, patents and trade secrets for the FastTrac NewVenture Program for Military Veteran Entrepreneurs sponsored by the Tampa Bay Innovation Center in Largo.
On November 4, 2013, Dave spoke at St. Petersburg College on Intellectual Property issues and the Right of Publicity, including the Trayvon Martin case, to an Introduction to Paralegalism class in the College of Policy Ethics and Legal Studies, Paralegal Studies Program.
On October 23, 2013, Dave spoke about the Trayvon Martin case and the Right of Publicity and other Intellectual Property issues at the Thomas Cooley Law School, Tampa Campus, at a meeting of the law school’s Student Intellectual Property Law Association.
On August 19, 2013 Dave spoke on “Branding for Fun and Profit” at a luncheon meeting of the Rotary Club of Largo.
On April 17, 2013, Dave appeared on a panel of Intellectual Property attorneys at a luncheon program hosted by the Stetson College of Law Intellectual Property Law Society in St. Petersburg.
On November 8, 2012, Dave was the principal speaker at a Continuing Legal Education seminar entitled “U.S. Trademark Registration: The Attorney’s Role from Clearance to Renewals” sponsored by LawReviewCLE in Tampa.
On August 22, 2012, Dave spoke on “Copyrights, Trademarks and Entertainment Law for Film Makers” at a meeting of the Florida Film Network in Tampa.
On May 23, 2012, Dave participated in an hour-long televised panel discussion, Creating Your Own Job: Licensing and the Law,” on the Tampa Bay Community Network.
On October 29, 2011, Dave spoke on Intellectual Property Law at the University of Tampa to a graduate class on Managing Innovation in the Executive MBA Program at the UT College of Business.
On May 25, 2011, Dave spoke on Branding, Domain Name Disputes and Other Intellectual Property Law topics at a meeting of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association in Tampa.
On May 21 and June 12, 2011, Dave spoke on “Copyright Law for Genealogists” at meetings of the Pinellas Genealogical Society in Largo and the Jewish Genealogy Society of Tampa Bay in Clearwater.
Dave helped organize and was a principal speaker at two Continuing Legal Education seminars entitled “Introduction to Copyrights, Trademarks and Other Intellectual Property Law” sponsored by LawReviewCLE in Miami and Tampa on March 22 and April 12, 2011. His presentation covered Copyrights, Trademarks, Domain Names and Other Internet-related Topics, and Ethical Considerations for Intellectual Property practitioners.
On September 14, 2010, Dave addressed the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Suncoast Chapter, in a continuing education presentation entitled “The Name’s The Game: Branding, Trademarks, Domain Names and Cybersquatting.” The talk was presented at a Business and Baseball program at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg preceding a game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees.
On July 28 and April 28, 2010, Dave spoke on Intellectual Property Law featuring trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets at seminars sponsored by the Pinellas County Business Development Center in Clearwater.
On May 24, 2010, Dave spoke on Copyright and Internet Law and Cyberlaw at a meeting of the Bay Area Professional Writers Guild in Largo.
On April 16, 2010, Dave spoke on Copyrights and related legal issues at a seminar entitled “Copyright Basics for Artists in the Digital Age” sponsored by the Pinellas County Cultural Affairs office and Lawyers for the Arts at the EpiCenter in Clearwater.
On April 14, 2010, Dave spoke on the Copyright Fair Use doctrine as a guest lecturer at a Copyright Law class at Stetson University College of Law in Tampa. Dave taught Intellectual Property, Computer Law and Copyright Law as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Law Schools of Stetson and the University of Florida over a ten year period from 1989 to 1999.
On October 22, 2009, Dave presented a program entitled “What the Business Lawyer Needs to Know about Trademarks, Copyrights and Cyberlaw” to the Business Law Committee of the St. Petersburg Bar Association.
On October 6, 2009, Dave spoke on Computer and Internet Law to the Society for Technical Communication (STC), Suncoast Chapter, in Clearwater.
On April 1, 2009, Dave spoke on Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw at an Introduction to Paralegalism class in the Legal Assistance Program at St. Petersburg College, Clearwater Campus.
On March 3, 2009, Dave spoke on Intellectual Property Law at a seminar sponsored by the Pinellas County Business Development Center in Clearwater.
Previous Speaking Engagements and Presentations and Law School Courses:
Society for Technical Communication (STC), Suncoast Chapter, Computer and Internet Law, Clearwater, October 6, 2009
St. Petersburg College, Legal Assistance Program, Introduction to Paralegalism Class – Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw – Clearwater, April 1, 2009
Pinellas County Business Development Center, Intellectual Property Law, Clearwater, March 3, 2009
Dave was quoted in the Tampa Tribune on the eve of the 2008 World Series about an attempt by Tropicana, owner of the naming rights to the Tampa Bay Rays’ ball field, to stop an alleged cybersquatter from using the domain name tropicanafield.com.
Duke Lecture – Lecture and presentation on Intellectual Property, Computer and Cyberlaw and related legal issues at Duke University in Durham, NC at a meeting of the university’s ACM Chapter, Computer Science Department, on April 10, 2008
Tampa Writers Alliance, Copyright Law and Related Legal Issues, Tampa, April 2, 2008
National Business Institute (NBI), Intellectual Property Law Continuing Legal Education seminar, “Copyright and Trademark Law” December 6, 2007, Tampa
Florida Bar Intellectual Property Law Certification Seminar, for attorneys taking the Florida Bar IP Certification examination in October 2007, “Copyright Law and Prosecution”, Orlando, July 19, 2007
Clearwater and Hillsborough County Bar Associations, Intellectual Property Law for Non-IP Lawyers – “Basic Copyright Law”, Tampa, June 8, 2007
Stetson Law School Intellectual Property Law Society, “What You Need to Know About Copyright Law,” St. Petersburg, April 18, 2007
Professional Association of Visual Artists (PAVA), Copyright Workshop, Dunedin Fine Art Center, April 17, 2007
Association of Professional Genealogists, Florida Chapter, “Copyright Law for the Professional Genealogist,” Largo, February 3, 2007
Florida Bar CLE Seminar – IP Rocks: Intellectual Property and the Entertainment Business – “Florida’s New Trademark Law and Other New IP Laws” – Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section – Miami, January 19, 2007
Florida Writers Association, Tampa Group, Copyrights and Related Legal Issues, Tampa, November 18, 2006
Florida Bar Intellectual Property Law Certification Seminar, for those taking the Florida Bar IP Certification examination in October, “Copyright Law and Prosecution”, Orlando, July 19, 2007
Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Suncoast Chapter, “The Name’s the Game: Trademarks, Logos, Domain Names, Cybersquatting, and Player and Entertainer Publicity Rights,” Continuing Education Presentation, “Business and Baseball Program,” St. Petersburg, September 18, 2006
Florida Writers Association, St. Petersburg Group, “Copyrights and Related Legal Issues, ” St. Petersburg, September 14, 2006
Tampa Bay Public Access Television, “Copyright and Intellectual Property Law for Public Access Television Producers,” Tampa, July 24, 2006
Florida Motion Picture and Television Association, Tampa Bay Chapter, “Copyrights, Trademarks, Publicity Rights, and Contracts,” Clearwater, May 17, 2006
Tampa Bay Advertising Federation, “Thumbing Along the Information Highway: Legal Issues in Advertising, Intellectual Property and the Internet,” Clearwater, April 20, 2006
Bay Area Professional Writers Guild (BAPWG), “Copyrights and Publishing Contracts”, Largo, February 27, 2006
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Pinellas County Arts Council – The Artist and the Law, “Copyrights and Intellectual Property Law,” Clearwater, October 15, 2005
Florida Bar CLE Seminar – “Visual Arts Law and Technology: Art on the Internet and in Digital Media” – Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section – Miami, January 21, 2005
Florida International International University, Association for Computing Machinery, “The Law of Cyperspace, Computers, and Technology”, Miami, November 12, 2004
Pinellas Genealogical Society – “Copyrights and Intellectual Property Law”, Largo, September 18, 2004
Tampa Bay Public Access Television, “Copyright and Intellectual Property Law for Public Access Television Producers”, Tampa, July 13, 2004
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Pinellas County Arts Council – “Intellectual Property and Copyright Law”, St. Petersburg, May 22, 2004
Florida Public Relations Association, Professional Development Seminar, “Intellectual Property, Copyrights, and Fair Use in the Internet Age”, Gainesville, FL, April 11, 2003
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Pinellas County Arts Council – “Copyright Law”, St. Petersburg College, Tarpon Springs, February 25, 2003
Florida Bar CLE Seminar – “Managing Your Entertainment Law Practice in a Tough Digital World – “Copyright Update for the Entertainment Lawyer” – Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section – Miami, January 17, 2003
National Business Institute Seminar – “Protecting and Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights in Florida” – Trademarks and Copyrights, Trade Secrets, and Licensing Ethics – Tampa, July 18, 2002
West Pasco County Bar Association, “Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw”, Port Richey, FL, July 11, 2002
Association of American University Presses, Annual Meeting, “Copyright and Fair Use in a Digital Environment”, St. Petersburg, June 28, 2002 Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Suncoast Chapter, “Cyberlaw and the CPA”, Clearwater, April 18, 2002
American College of Computer & Information Sciences, Association for Computing Machinery Chapter, “Computer and Cyberlaw”, Online Lecture, Birmingham, AL, April 9, 2002
Pinellas County Arts Council, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, The Artist and the Law, “Intellectual Property Protection”, St. Petersburg, March 23, 2003
Stetson University College of Law, Florida Association of Woman Lawyers Luncheon, Intellectual Property and Computer and Cyber Law Practice, Panelist, St. Petersburg, March 12, 2002
CLE International Seminar, “Information Technology Law” – Intellectual Property in the New Technology, Co-Chair (2 days) and Speaker, Orlando, February 28 – March 1, 2002
Florida Writers Association, Copyrights and Publishing Contracts, St. Petersburg, February 14, 2002
American Society for Quality, Tampa/St. Petersburg Section, Intellectual Property and Copyright Law, Tampa, December 10, 2001
Association of Personal Historians, Annual International Conference, Copyrights, Intellectual Property, and Contract Law, Tampa, November 9, 2001
Bench & Bar Conference, St. Petersburg and Clearwater Bar Associations, “Ethics and Technology – The Advantages and Hidden Dangers of Lawyering in the New Millennium” (Panel) – St. Petersburg, October 19, 2001
Lorman Educational Services Seminar, “Intellectual Property: Issues, Protection and Enforcement” – Copyright Issues and Protection, and Ethical Issues in Intellectual Property – Tampa, September 25, 2001
National Business Institute Seminar – “Emerging Issues for the Florida Intellectual Property Practitioner” – Copyright Law and Ethics – Tampa, August 17, 2001
Florida Bar CLE Seminar – “Third Annual Internet Law and Representation of Technology Companies” – Co-Chair and Moderator – Fort Lauderdale, May 4, 2001
Florida Bar CLE Seminar – “Representing the CyberEntertainment Client” – “Tenth Annual Update of Internet and Cyberspace Law” – Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section – Tampa, April 27, 2001
Professional Association of Visual Artists, “Copyright and Art Law”, Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, April 18, 2001
University of Central Florida, Association for Computing Machinery,”Intellectual Property, Cyberspace Law, and Ethics”, Orlando, February 21, 2001
WTAN Radio 1340, “The Computer Connection”, Computer, Cyberspace, and Intellectual Property Law, Clearwater, August 5, 2000
Florida Bar CLE Seminar – “Intellectual Property Law for the Entertainment, Arts and Business Lawyer 2000” – Tampa, March 29, 2000
St. Petersburg Junior College – Legal Environment of Business “Intellectual Property and Cyberspace Law” – Clearwater, February 23, 2000
Florida Bar CLE Seminar – “www.Internetlaw.com II” – “Copyrights in the Digital Age” and Panelist – Miami, February 11, 2000
WWBA Radio 1040, Cyberspace, Computer and Intellectual Property Law, Legal Call-In Show, Pinellas Park, February 6, 2000
Understanding Basic Copyright Law in Florida – “The Internet – Copyrights and Other Cyberspace Legal Issues” – Lorman Education Services – West Palm Beach, September 30, 1999
Major Orchestra Librarians Association (MOLA) Convention – “Copyright Law” – St. Pete Beach, May 22, 1999
Florida Bar CLE Seminar – “Intellectual Property Law for the Entertainment, Arts and Business Lawyer 1999” – Tampa, April 29, 1999
Syracuse University Law School, Syracuse, N.Y. – Guest Lecturer – “Computer Law Course” – March 30, 1999
Association for Computing Machinery – College Lectures – “Intellectual Property and Cyberspace Law” Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., March 29, 1999 Binghamton University, Binghamton, N.Y.,March 29, 1999
University of Florida College of Law, Intellectual Property Association – “Intellectual Property Law” – Gainesville, March 24, 1999
Florida Bar CLE Seminar – “www.Internetlaw.com – What Every Lawyer Should Know About the Law of the Internet” – Copyright Law and Panelist – Miami, February 19, 1999
Adjunct Professor, University of Florida College of Law – Copyright Law – Spring Semester 1999 (2 Credit Course)
Adjunct Professor, Stetson University College of Law – Intellectual Property and Computer Law Courses (2 Credit Courses) – January 1989 through December 1995
In March 1999, Dave gave lectures on Intellectual Property and Cyberspace Law at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., Binghamton University (N.Y.), and Syracuse University Law School, as part of a college speaking tour sponsored by the Association of Computer Machinery (ACM). Dave also gave lectures for ACM at nine college campuses in South Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky in 1994 and 1996