David Shaw was Intuitive Surgical's Vice President, Legal Affairs and Chief Patent & Corporate Counsel (1999-2003) during the nascent stage of robotic surgery. His expertise in patent strategy, prosecution, and litigation helped Intuitive overcome early IP missteps to become the market leader with a present market capitalization of $80 billion.
David played a similar role at Kyphon (2003-2007) as Vice President, Legal Affairs General Counsel & Secretary where he helped the company defend the balloon kyphoplasty market it created and ultimately be acquired by Medtronic for $4 billion.
David received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University, earned his J.D. from Duke University School of Law, and served two years as a Law Clerk to Federal Judge Raymond C. Clevenger, III on the U.S. Court of Appeals For The Federal Circuit.
David currently consults with private medical device companies on patent strategy and helps entrepreneurs patent and defend the breakthrough innovations transforming the practice of medicine.