Mr. Davidson is senior counsel in the Firm’s Litigation Group. He has wide-ranging experience in both in-court and out-of-court litigation practices for high-technology clients. He has been rated by his peers with the “AV” rating, indicating the highest level of excellence.
The subject matters involved in Mr. Davidson’s multiple decades of litigations have been diverse, and include network switches, asphalt mixers, cellular telephone technologies, Global Positioning Systems, video games, vending machine controllers, office power systems, plate stackers, business forms, sweeteners, amorphous metal security detectors, and others. He has worked with the firm’s clients on computer architectures, communication protocols, analog and digital video switches, control systems, video compression techniques, optical systems, telecommunications, cellular radio circuits, magnetic resonance imagers, semiconductor designs, automotive electronics, video signal compensation algorithms, financial business methods, area networks, database designs, memory utilization techniques, luminance on wafers, electronic monitors and gauges, smart cards, digital and analog signal processors, data security systems, auto-focus systems, diagnostic systems, non-linear signal processors, filters, video game systems, and others.
Mr. Davidson is originally from the Gulf coast community of Seminole, Florida. He has an electrical engineering degree from the University of South Florida, where he was inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa national honor society and the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society. After school, he was employed as an electrical engineer at Honeywell, designing missile technologies in the Military Avionics Group. He received his law degree from the University of Florida and began practicing law at the 100 year old firm of Cushman Darby and Cushman in Washington, D.C. There, Mr. Davidson became one of the youngest attorneys in the firm’s history to be offered a full equity partnership. Later, he developed a unique law firm business model that he and his fellow founding partners used to start and grow the Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey firm. The firm was recognized as “one of the great litigation secrets in the area of patent law.” He is admitted to practice in Virginia and Florida, as well as before the United States Supreme Court and many other federal courts.
Mr. Davidson is recognized as a significant author in the field of intellectual property, especially as it relates to the role of intellectual property in business decision-making. He wrote several articles published by IEEE that forecasted the future of software patenting. He wrote the leading textbook on business management of intellectual property, co-edited a text on Intellectual Property on the Internet, and contributed to a substantial U.S. Patent Practice textbook that was translated and published in both English and Korean.