Dave St. John-Larkin, a Partner with Perkins Coie’s Intellectual Property practice, is a registered patent attorney whose practice emphasizes patent licensing, patent prosecution, and strategic patent portfolio management and analysis. Dave regularly counsels both large and small companies about developing, protecting and monetizing intellectual property assets. Dave also assists clients with freedom-to-operate, infringement and validity opinions, patent prosecution, and contract, trademark and trade secret matters. With extensive experience in open-source and proprietary computer and software technology, Dave has prepared and prosecuted hundreds of patents in the fields of computer science and electrical engineering. Dave sits on the boards of the Silicon Flatirons Center and Colorado IP American Inn of Court, and he is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Colorado Bar Association’s IP Section.