For over a decade, David Makman specialized in patent and intellectual property litigation. He has experience in high stakes patent infringement litigations involving electronics, semiconductor manufacturing, software, and other technologies. Around 2007, he expanded his practice and has been handling commercial litigation and disputes relating to corporate governance primarily involving startups and member-managed LLCs. Mr. Makman is bilingual; he reads and speaks Japanese. He has a great deal of experience in international arbitration and in litigating complex issues involving conflicts of law.
Mr. Makman is a former Chairman of the Board of the Japan Society of Northern California. He is currently on the board of the Momental Foundation.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Makman worked for several years for Matrix Kabushiki Kaisha in Tokyo marketing U.S. software products to Japanese companies. In Japan, Mr. Makman represented companies marketing AI, CAD CASE and object oriented software.