Mr. Taylor is the founder and owner of RPT Legal Strategies PC in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, providing legal advice to businesses and investors with respect to litigation, antitrust, intellectual property and related fields of law. For more than 40 years, he has served as lead counsel in numerous antitrust and/or patent cases involving a wide range of technologies and industries. He has also represented companies and/or their investors with respect transactions involving these areas of practice. He has written and lectured extensively on both antitrust and intellectual property issues.
Mr Taylor is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is a former chair of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association (1991-92). He was a member of the Advisory Commission on Patent Law Reform, whose report was presented to the US Secretary of Commerce in 1992, proposing certain changes in U.S. patent laws. He is a Lifetime Member of the American Law Institute. For a number of years, he has served as co-chair of the Antitrust Committee of Intellectual Property Owners Association and as a member of their Amicus Committee.
Mr. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona, where he was elected to Tau Beta Pi. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University, where was an editor of the Georgetown Law Journal.
David Bender is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Law Center, and also at Pace University Law School, where he teaches Privacy Law. Before his retirement from active practice, he had extensive Privacy, Intellectual Property, and Information Technology litigation, counseling, and transactional experience. In 1985 he was a founder of the IP practice at White & Case. Before retiring from White & Case, he headed the firm’s global privacy practice.
Mr. Bender served in-house at AT&T for ten years, during the latter half of which he was responsible for all IP litigation brought by or against any Bell System company. Before that, he spent five years engaged in antitrust litigation. And before turning to the law, he served as an engineer with the Ford Motor Company’s aerospace division and as a mathematician with Hughes Aircraft.
Bar Admissions: New York; US Patent and Trademark Office
Publications: Bender on Privacy and Data Protection (4th ed. 2013 LexisNexis); Computer Law published in 1978 and presently in Release #67 (LexisNexis, 6 loose-leaf volumes); over 100 articles in law reviews and conference proceedings.
International Association of Privacy Professionals
International Technology Law Association (President, 1999-2000)
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
New York City Metro Super Lawyer in Information Technology (2006 -- 2011).
One of the 25 best lawyers in the Westchester Co. Area (2009 - 2011)
Over 250 presentations across the United States and in 19 other nations at conferences sponsored by numerous organizations.