David J. Shaw

David J. Shaw


Washington, DC
Phone: 202.220.1259    Fax: 202.220.1665


David J. Shaw is an associate in the Intellectual Property Department of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Washington office.

Mr. Shaw’s technical background is in microbiology and protein biochemistry, and he has experience litigating patent cases in federal courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission involving technologies such as mobile telephones, semiconductors, digital signal processing, keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) switches, and vending machines containing optical vend sensors.

Mr. Shaw also maintains an active pro bono practice, helping Central Americans who are fleeing gang violence to become lawful permanent residents of the United States. In 2016, he was awarded Pepper Hamilton’s William R. Klaus Pro Bono Award, which recognizes a Pepper lawyer or paralegal who has demonstrated a single outstanding achievement for a pro bono client, a sustained record of pro bono service over time, and/or a record of inspiring others at the firm to do pro bono work.

Prior to joining Pepper, Mr. Shaw was an associate with the intellectual property boutique Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey, LLP. He also formerly worked in protein purification and pharmaceutical manufacturing with two well-known pharmaceutical corporations. While in graduate school at Georgetown University, Mr. Shaw studied the synergistic and agonistic relationships between antiretrovirals and chemotherapeutics under Dr. John F. Deeken.


  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2011
  • M.S., Tumor Biology, Georgetown University, 2007
  • B.A., Biology, The Johns Hopkins University, 2002

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Immigration Court
  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Practice Areas

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