David Hayes focuses his practice primarily on representing companies in the life science area; including companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device areas. He has experience representing technology companies, as well. Prior to joining Weintraub Tobin, he served as the general counsel for two medical device companies, NeuroSigma, Inc., a neuromodulation med device company, and NSVascular, Inc., a medical device company developing thin-film nitinol stents for neurovascular brain aneurysms. While there, David was responsible for counseling the company in key strategic areas, including corporate governance, technology license agreements, strategic collaborations, joint ventures, manufacturing agreements, and commercialization agreements. He led the company’s negotiations on complex licensing, strategic partnering, and financing transactions, including the preparation for an IPO.
Prior to moving in-house, David was in private practice where he focused on companies in need of counseling in a wide range of transaction types, including intellectual property focused transactions, collaborations, joint ventures, outsourcing, licensing, distribution, mergers and acquisitions, and other deal-related work. His practice includes extensive experience in every aspect of corporate and intellectual property related issues across a wide range of industries, including advising clients in connection with intellectual property protection strategies and all aspects of life science, medical device and technology transactions. These have included the acquisition and protection of intellectual property assets, research and development transactions, commercialization of life science assets, co-promotion, celebrity endorsement, trademark licensing, and financings as well as the buying, selling, leasing, distribution, licensing and development of technology products and services.
David’s industry experience covers a wide variety of areas including, life science, pharma, biotech, medical devices, computer hardware, semiconductors, software and information technology, and outsourcing, among others. His practice includes domestic and international transactions that focus on the entire intellectual property life cycle, including acquisition of intellectual property assets, research and development, manufacturing-supply agreements, professional services, distribution of intellectual property assets, patent, copyright and trademark licensing, outsourcing and facilities management, strategic alliances, biotechnology research and development, system integration, computer services, and software/hardware development and maintenance.
Before practicing law, David was a computer programmer and software engineer for a major utility company where his responsibilities included research into various state-of-the-art technologies. This background is extremely valuable in connection with technology-related transactions.
Cornell Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1990)
University of California, Irvine(B.A., Psychology, cum laude,1979)
California Bar Association
State Bar of California, Intellectual Property Section