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 June 2015 Mr. Miranda began his one year term as President of the New York State Bar Association, with 74,000 members, the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation.

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 by his peers as a “Super Lawyer” by Thompson Reuters, in the area of Intellectual Property Litigation.  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.

He previously 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 also served 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 (President 2015-16, Executive Committee, House of Delegates); Albany County Bar Association (Past-President).

NYSBA President Miranda receives Albany Law School’s Dean’s Medal for his contributions to the community:

DPM Super Lawyer (H0374730xD16FB)

“The Importance of a Comprehensive Trademark Enforcement Program: The Changing Tides of Trademark Infringement,” INSIDE NYSBA Corporate Counsel Section, Vol. 34, No. 1 (Spring/Summer 2016).

“Lawyers Must Protect the Public we Serve,” New York State Bar Journal, President’s Message (May 2016).

“Balancing Act: Data Privacy Protection,” New York State Bar Journal, President’s Message (March/April 2016).

“NY must prepare now for Constitutional Convention,” Press & Sun Bulletin,
Democrat & Chronicle (February 25, 2016).

“At the Crossroads of Law and Technology”, New York State Bar Journal, President’s Message (February 2016).

“Say No to Non-lawyer Ownership,” New York State Bar Journal, President’s Message
(January 2016).

“Top Tips for First-Year Lawyers,” Huffington Post (December 11, 2015).

“The Law Remains a Noble Profession,” ABA GPSolo Report (November 25, 2015).

“With Liberty and Justice for All,” New York State Bar Journal, President’s Message (November/December 2015).

“Government shutdown would be especially bad for NY business,” Crain’s New York
(October 27, 2015).

“Influencing the Future,” New York State Bar Journal, President’s Message (October 2015).
Capitol Hill inaction burdens courts; Failure to agree on a federal budget will lead wheels of justice to grind to a halt, Newsday Opinion, September 18, 2015

Advocating for Our Clients, Our Members and Our Profession, New York State Bar Journal, President’s Message, July/August 2015

The True Administration of Justice is the Firmest Pillar of Good Government, New York State Bar Journal, President’s Message, June 2015

“New York Intellectual Property Law Review,” The Anthony V. Cardona Annual Issue of New York Appeals, Albany Law Review, Vol.75, No.2 (2011/2012)

“Protecting Trademarks in the Global Marketplace,” New York State Bar Journal Association, Vol. 81, No. 5 (June 2009)

“IP in the Obama Administration,” IP Frontiers, Daily Record (February 17, 2009).

“Doctrine of Conversion Applies to Electronic Property,” New York State Bar Association Journal, Vol. 80, No. 2 (February 2008).

“Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Youtube,” New York State Bar Association Journal, Vol. 79, No. 6 (July/August 2007).

GEICO v. Google and the Use of Trademarks by Search Engines,” New York State Bar Association Journal, Vo. 78, No. 7 (September 2006)

“Supreme Court Permits Internet Wine Sales,” New York State Bar Association Journal, Vol. 78, No. 2 (February 2006).

“Enabling Copyright Infringement,” New York State Bar Association Journal, Vol. 77, No. 8 (October 2005).

“Insurance Coverage for Intellectual Property Litigation,” New York State Bar Association Journal, Vol. 77, No. 6 (July/August 2005).

Internet Guide for New York Lawyers, Second Edition, Editor-in-Chief, Contributing Author, New York State Bar Association (June 2005).

“Legal Ethics and the Internet,” Staying out of Trouble, What every Attorney Must know about Ethics, Practicing Law Institute, December 2004.

“E-mail confidentiality questioned by federal court of appeals,” State Bar News, Technology Issue, October 2004.

“Recording industry can find ways to profit from online music sharing”, The Business Review, August 6, 2004.

“Intellectual property powers economy”, The Business Review, July 2, 2004.

“Reviewing Michael Crichton’s ‘Prey’”, The Business Review, January 10, 2003.

“Failure to know Copyright issues may be costly,” The Business Review, October 7, 2002.

“Second Circuit Clarifies Insurance Coverage for Infringement Claims,” Intellectual Property Law Newsletter, American Bar Association, Vol. 20, No.4 (Summer, 2002).

“Federal Courts Review Domain Name Arbitration Decisions,” Intellectual Property Law Newsletter, American Bar Association, Vol. 20, No.3 (Spring, 2002).

“eBay Protected by Safe Harbor Provisions of DMCA,” Intellectual Property Law Newsletter, American Bar Association, Vol. 20, No. 2 (Winter, 2002).

“Judicial Review of Domain Name Arbitration Decisions,” Intellectual Property Law Newsletter, American Bar Association, Vol. 20, No.1 (Fall, 2001).

“Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Stands Against Web Site Host, ”Intellectual Property Law Newsletter, American Bar Association, Vol. 19, No.4 (Summer, 2001); republished State Bar News, New York State Bar Association, Technology Issue (December 2001).

“ISPs need policies that consider new online infringement laws,” Capital District Business Review, August 13, 2001.

“Napster Defenses,” Intellectual Property Law Newsletter, American Bar Association, Vol. 19, No.3 (Spring, 2001).

“New Exemptions to DMCA,” Intellectual Property Law Newsletter, American Bar Association, Vol. 19, No.2 (Winter, 2001).

“Court kicks Sand on Trademark Infringement Claim,” Intellectual Property Law Newsletter, American Bar Association, Vol. 19, No.1 (Fall, 2000).

“Internet Arrives at State’s High Court,” Court of Appeals the Year in Review, New York Law Journal, October 2, 2000.


“Growth Strategies: Expanding Your Business Internationally,” TD Bank, Johnstown, New York (November 2016).

“Promoting, Selling and Delivering Goods Over the Internet,” New York State Bar Association International Section, Paris France (October 2016).

“Forum on the Sale of Online Legal Documents,” New York County Lawyers’ Association, New York City, New York (September 2016).

“The Future of the Legal Profession,” Indiana State Bar Association, Indianapolis, Indiana (September 2016).

“Dean’s Medal Address,” Albany Law School 2016 Commencement, Saratoga Springs, New York (May 2016).

“Law Day 2016,” Keynote Address, Westchester County Bar Association 120th Anniversary Dinner, Rye Brook, New York (May 2016).

“The Changing Landscape of the Legal Profession,” New York State Bar Association, Albany, New York (May 2016).

“Law Day 2016, 50th Anniversary of Miranda v. Arizona,” New York Court of Appeals, Albany, New York (May 2016).

“Business and Human Rights,” Law Society of England & Wales and New York State Bar Association, British Embassy, New York City, New York (April 2016).

“Cross-Border Data Privacy,” International Law Section, New York State Bar Association, Krakow, Poland (April 2016).

“Access to Legal Services: Creating Solutions,” National Conference of Bar Presidents, San Diego, California (February 2016).

“A New York Constitutional Convention,” Presidential Summit, New York State Bar Association, New York City, New York (January 2016).

“Social Media and the Legal Profession,” Presidential Summit, New York State Bar Association, New York City, New York (January 2016).

“Professionalism and Ethics in Legal Practice,” New York State Bar Association, Annual Meeting, New York City, New York (January 2016).

“Professionalism and Ethics in Legal Practice,” 27th Annual North American Law Summit on Intellectual Property Law, Cancun, Mexico, November 2015.

“New York State as a forum for International Law,” joint meeting of New York State Bar Association and Brazilian Bar Association, Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 2015.

“Pathway to the Profession, from Law School to Lawyer,” Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse , New York September, 2015

“Pathway to the Profession, from Law School to Lawyer,” Albany Law School Orientation, Albany, New York, August, 2015.

“Intellectual Property Law,” Program Chair and Presenter, New York State Bar Association, New York City and Albany, New York (November 2012).

“Leadership in the NYSBA,” Leadership Committee, New York State Bar Association, Albany, New York (November 2012).

“Depositions and Discovery in Federal Court” New York State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Albany, New York (October 2012).

“Strategies for Cleantech Companies under the new America Invents Act,” Moderator, New Energy Symposium, New York City (July 2012).

“Intellectual Property for Start-Up Companies,” Start-Up Weekend, Troy, New York (March 2012).

“How Intellectual Property Powers a Region’s Economic Growth,” TEDxAlbany, Albany, New York (November 2011).

“Issues in Intellectual Property,” Siena College, Business Law, Loudonville, New York (October 2011).

“Depositions and Discovery in Federal Court” New York State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Albany, New York (October 2011).

“Making the Transition from Law Student to Lawyer,” Albany County Bar Association, Albany Law School, Albany New York (October 2011).

“Intellectual Property Law,” Program Chair and Presenter, New York State Bar Association, New York City and Albany, New York (March 2011).

“Solar Energy Patents,” 14th Annual Energy, Utility & Environment Conference, Phoenix, Arizona (February 2011).

“Issues in Intellectual Property,” Siena College, Business Law, Loudonville, New York (December, 2010).

“Depositions and Discovery in Federal Court” New York State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Albany, New York (October 2010).

“Electronic Communications for Attorneys,” New York State Bar Association, Section Leaders Conference, New York, New York (May 2010).

“Intellectual Property, Important to our Region’s Economic Growth,” Rensselaer Chamber of Commerce, Troy, New York (May 2010).

“Clean Energy Innovation and Patent Trends,” Association of Patent Law Firms, Webinar, (November 2009).

“Leadership in the NYSBA,” Panelist, New York State Bar Association, Albany, New York (November 2009).

“Making the Transition from Law Student to Lawyer,” Albany County Bar Association, Albany Law School, Albany New York (October 2009).

“Patent Trends in Clean Energy,” Healthy Building Conference 2009, Syracuse, New York (September 2009).

“Trademark Law Update,” Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association, Rochester, New York (November 2008).

“Electronic Filing and the Internet,” New York State Bar Association, Albany, New York (October 2008).

“Trademarks and Branding,” Center for Economic Growth, TechConnex, Albany, New York (October 2008).

“Intellectual Property Rights in Marketing,” American Marketing Association, Albany, New York (March 2008).

“Preventing Test Fraud and Protecting Intellectual Property,” Test Security Summit, Dallas, Texas (March 2008).

“Intellectual Property Law in Assessment Examinations,” Association of Test Professionals, Dallas, Texas (March 2008).

“Using the Web to Promote Your Law Practice,” New York State Bar Association, Albany, New York (October 2007).

“Commercializing Technology,” Center for Economic Growth, TechConnex, Troy, New York (October 2007).

“Intellectual Property Law for the General Practitioner,” Albany County Bar Association, Albany, New York (October 2007).

“Copyright & Trademark Law and the Internet,” School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York (April 2007).

“Copyright & Trademark Law and the Internet,” School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York (March 2006).

“The Importance of Intellectual Property to Your Business,” Capital Area Technology Association, Albany, New York (January 2006).

“Intellectual Property in Tech Valley,” Center For Economic Growth, TechConnex, Albany, New York (November 2005).

“Intellectual Property Law and the Internet,” Albany Law School, Albany, New York (June 2005).

“Copyright and Internet Law,” School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York (April 2005).

“Legal Ethics and the Internet,” Practicing Law Institute, New York, New York (December 2004).

“Copyright and Trademark Law,” Center For Economic Growth, TechConnex, Albany, New York (November 2004).

“Intellectual Property Law, Albany County Bar Association, Albany, New York (November 2004).

“Copyright Law and the Internet,” New York State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law, Albany, New York (October 2004).

“Bar Association use of Technology,” Conference of Bar Leaders, New York State Bar Association, Albany, New York (October 2004).

“Use of Expert Witnesses at Trial,” Practicing Law Institute, Albany, New York (September 2004).

“Intellectual Property Law in Tech Valley,” Albany Rotary Club, Albany, New York (September 2004).

“Intellectual Property Law,” Chief Executives Network, Center for Economic Growth, Albany, New York (April 2003).

“Fundamentals of Copyright and Trademark Law,” New York State Bar Association, Annual Meeting Program, New York City, New York (January 2003).

“Convocation on the face of the Profession,” New York State Judicial Institute on Professionalism in the Law, New York City, New York (November 2002).

“Representing the Technology Company,” Albany County Bar Association, Albany, New York (September 2002).

“Protection and Commercialization of Intellectual Property,” Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York, (December 2001).

“Protection and Commercialization of Intellectual Property for Software and Technology Companies,” Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, (September 2001).

“Intellectual Property Law and the Internet,” New York State Bar Association, Albany, New York, (September 2001).

“Using the Internet and other Technologies,” New York State Bar Association, Albany, New York, (June 2001).

“Intellectual Property for Librarians,” Capital District Librarians Association, Colonie, New York, (May 2001).

“Jurisdiction and the Internet,” Government Law Center Albany Law School, The Capitol, Albany, New York, (May 2001).

“Symposium on Copyright Law,” Albany Law Journal of Science & Technology, Albany, New York, (March 2001).

“Internet and E-mail Use Policies,” Schools & Technology, Science and Technology Law Center of Albany Law School, Albany, New York (November 2000).

“Protecting Intellectual Property Online,” Internet Privacy Law and Information Institute, New York City, New York (June 2000).

“Developments in Internet Law,” Central New York Communications Association, Syracuse, New York (May 2000).