David P. Miranda, a Partner with the firm, is an experienced trial attorney whose intellectual property law practice includes trademark, copyright, trade secret, false advertising, and patent infringement, as well as licensing, and internet related issues. He has litigated cases in federal district courts, state courts, the International Trade Commission, and the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board; and has successfully appeared before the Federal Circuit, Second Circuit, Ninth Circuit and New York Court of Appeals.
In 2006 Mr. Miranda obtained a $7.8 million jury verdict in a copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation case in U.S. district court. Since 2007, Mr. Miranda has been selected as a “Super Lawyer” in the area of Intellectual Property Litigation by Thompson Reuters. Mr. Miranda commenced some of the first domain name dispute proceedings before the World Intellectual Property Organization and was counsel in one of the first New York cases determining the enforceability of online agreements.
In January 2014, Mr. Miranda was elected to serve as President-elect of the
New York State Bar Association, and will take office as President in 2015. He has served as President of the Albany
County Bar Association, Secretary of the New York State Bar Association and in
the House of Delegates for the ABA and NYSBA. He serves as General Counsel and
on the Board of Directors of the Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce, and is
a recipient of the Capital District Business Review’s “40 Under Forty” award
for community service and professional achievement. In 2009, Mr. Miranda was appointed to the
Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission for the Third Judicial
District of the State of New York. In 2002, Mr. Miranda was appointed by Hon.
Judith Kaye, then Chief Judge of New York’s Court of Appeals, to the statewide
“Commission on Public Access to Court Records.”
Mr. Miranda serves as an arbitrator of intellectual property law disputes with
the American Arbitration Association, and National Arbitration Forum and has
rendered decisions regarding disputes involving such famous trademarks as
McDonald’s, Amazon.com, Bausch & Lomb, Target, 3M, US News, Citigroup, and
ChevronTexaco. He has served as
mediator, arbitrator and early neutral evaluator for the U.S. District Court
for the Northern District of New York.
Mr. Miranda received his Juris Doctor degree from Albany Law School and
Bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is
admitted to practice in New York, U.S. District Courts for New York’s Northern,
Southern, Eastern and Western Districts, Massachusetts, the Federal Circuit,
Second Circuit and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Member: American Bar Association (House of Delegates, Intellectual
Property Law Section); New York State Bar Association (Secretary, Executive
Committee, House of Delegates); Albany County Bar Association (Past-President).
Publications: Editor-in-Chief and contributing author: Internet Guide for New York Lawyers NYSBA, 1999 and 2005; Author: Defamation in Cyberspace: Stratton Oakmont, Inc. v. Prodigy Services Co., Albany Law Journal of Science & Technology, 1996; New York Intellectual Property Law Review, Albany Law Review, 2012.