FisherBroyles Welcomes David Makous in Los Angeles.

Sep 01, 2021
  • FisherBroyles News

(Los Angeles, California – September 1, 2021) – FisherBroyles, LLP is pleased to announce that David Makous has joined the Firm’s Los Angeles office.

David is one of the top-rated Intellectual Property Litigation attorneys in Los Angeles and joins FisherBroyles from Lee Hong Degerman Kang & Waimey. David’s practice focuses on domestic and international intellectual property, technology, media, communications, and entertainment matters.

During his career, David has assisted in the domestic and global build out of several technologies and product lines. Notably, David has been lead counsel on multiple Inter Partes Reviews (IPRs) before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board;  lead counsel on many patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, franchise and unfair competition cases and administrative matters from commencement through appeals.

He has handled numerous class actions arising out of online practices, alleged false advertising of nutraceuticals, footwear, and other consumer products; franchise offerings and disputes; and unfair fraudulent or deceptive sales practice.

David has been selected as a SuperLawyer of Southern California and SuperLawyer of Northern California ten times between 2006 and 2019. In 2008, he received the Public Citizenship Award from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, and until recently served on the board of directors for The Barrio LaPlanta Project, a non-profit children’s education project in Nicaragua.

He is also an eminent writer, having recently published “Compulsory IP Licensing, Standards Setting, Standards Essential Patents and FRAND”; “Intellectual Property Law 2015, ‘Examining the Pendulum: How Courts are Returning to a Flexible Approach for Injunction and Damage Determinations’; and “Understanding Patent Reform Implications: Leading Lawyers on Defining Key Issues, Interpreting present Proposed Legislation, and Projecting Future Developments.”

David has a Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology from Duke University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh. He is admitted to practice in California, before several United States District Courts, and United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Federal Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court and is registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Joel M. Ferdinand, Global General Counsel and Managing Partner of Litigation, said:

“David has developed a reputation as one of the leading Intellectual Property Litigation attorneys in Los Angeles and we are very excited to welcome him on board. The depth and breadth of his experience in many aspects of litigation – including intellectual property, technology, media, communications, and entertainment – will add considerable value to FisherBroyles in California and our offering to clients.”

David Makous said:

 “I am delighted to join FisherBroyles. The calibre of the attorneys at the Firm, along with its recent AM200 ranking and plans for future international expansion, was hugely attractive. I look forward to being able to serve my clients more efficiently and effectively thanks to the Firm’s unique business model and contributing to FisherBroyles’ culture.”


Further information



Joel M. Ferdinand, Global General Counsel and Managing Partner of Litigation

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Direct: +1.404.973.2180



Jamie Pudge

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Direct: + 44 7557 771703

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