David Hsu

Work Experience

Change Healthcare / UnitedHealth Group
Counsel, Intellectual Property                                                                                   May 2020 – Present
Atlanta, GA

  • Manage and grow IP portfolio
    • Work with senior leadership to coordinate IP strategy
    • Determine patentability of invention disclosures submitted by inventors
    • Review applications and Office Action responses drafted by outside counsel
    • Monitor competitor patents and developed non-infringement positions when necessary
  • Ensure open-source license compliance
    • Develop processes for verifying developer compliance with open-source guidelines
    • Review potential open-source licensing issues and coordinated with developers to remediate as necessary
  • Monitor and address domain name registration issues
    • Coordinate with IT Security team to identify security risks with domain registrations
    • Drafting and filing UDRP complaints, resulting in successfully taking down malicious domains using the UDRP process
  • Developed and updated playbook for negotiating NDA agreements
  • Ensure marketing material is compliant with trademark usage and false advertising guidelines
  • Ensure compliance with export control requirements for software sold outside of the United States

Haynes and Boone LLP
Associate                                                                                                       August 2019 – March 2020
Austin, TX

  • Prosecuted patent applications in the electronics and software fields including computer hardware and networking, mobile applications, and audio processing

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Associate                                                                                                  October 2017 – August 2019
Law Clerk                                                                                               October 2016 – October 2017
Summer Associate                                                                                                May 2016 – July 2016
Atlanta, GA

  • Prosecuted patent applications in the electronics and software fields including image processing, neural networks, mesh networking, smart devices, and cryptography including:
    • Conducting examiner interviews and drafting Office Action responses
    • Conducting inventor disclosure interviews and drafting patent applications
  • Drafted recommendations and responses to discovery requests in patent litigation
  • Provided patent strategy counseling and patentability opinions
  • Reviewed and counseled clients regarding software licensing agreements
  • Represented pro bono low-income clients in landlord/tenant matters, including civil litigation in state magistrate court

SQL Developer / Business Intelligence Developer                                          May 2010 – May 2016
Atlanta, GA

  • Developed software to convert large amounts of unstructured data into reports to assist management in making informed forward-looking business decisions.
  • Worked with in-house counsel to prepare historical sales data for discovery during IP litigation.

Routematch Software
Software Engineer                                                                                         October 2008 – July 2009
Atlanta, GA

  • Developed software to facilitate scheduling and routing for non-emergency medical transport.
  • Designed software to comply with HIPAA regulations for claim processing.

TRX, Inc.
Developer                                                                                              August 2007 – October 2008
Atlanta, GA

  • Developed software to extract and process financial transaction data for CitiBank.

Brickstream Corporation
Quality Assurance Analyst                                                                        January 2004 – April 2005
Atlanta, GA

  • Founded software quality assurance group for structured software testing.
  • Helped ensure systems complied with state and federal privacy and wiretapping laws.

EzGov, Inc.
Testing Analyst                                                                                             August 2002 – June 2003
Atlanta, GA

  • Did quality assurance testing of web applications of government websites, including Georgia’s Department of Driver Services and the Small Business Administration.
  • Ensured government websites tested conformed with contractual obligations as well as state and federal laws.

S2 Systems, Inc.
Quality Assurance Engineer                                                                      October 1997 – June 2001
Atlanta, GA

  • Performed hardware and software quality assurance testing.
  • Ensured healthcare data complied with HIPAA regulations for claims processing.


Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, June 2017

Atlanta, GA

Southern Polytechnic State University, B.S., Computer Science, May 2007

Marietta, GA

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA
October 1996 – December 1999
Computer Science Major

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia Superior Court
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Other Skills and Interests

  • Fluent in Mandarin Chinese
  • Classically trained pianist