Practice Overview

David J. McKinley is a registered patent attorney who has focused his career on helping start-up companies establish robust patent portfolios that both attracts larger companies interested in acquisitions and repels potential competitors.  In his 24 years of patent practice, he has written and successfully prosecuted hundreds of patents through the U.S. Patent and Trademark office. David enjoys assisting clients with product development, with a mind toward both infringement risk minimization as well as product efficacy and manufacturing feasibility. David’s practice is largely focused on, but not limited to, medical devices.

David has extensive mechanical experience he acquired during his nearly seven years serving as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy. Prior to his commissioning, he studied Industrial Engineering at Iowa State University.

Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, CA; J.D. 
  • Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa; B.S., Industrial Engineering