Gauntlett Law

18400 Von Karman

Suite 300

Irvine, CA 92612


d. (949) 553-1010


Irvine II

David A. Gauntlett



DAVID A. GAUNTLETT is the principal of Gauntlett & Associates. He is a 1979 graduate of Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, where he served as a member of the California Law Review. He received his B.A. from the University of California at Irvine, Magna Cum Laude, in 1976.

Mr. Gauntlett is lead counsel in intellectual property antitrust coverage disputes pending in over 30 states throughout the United States and is also responsible for many precedent-making insurance coverage cases involving patent, trademark, and copyright infringement, as well as trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition claims.

Mr. Gauntlett is a nationally recognized speaker and has spoken for C.L.E. credit to organizations which include the American Bar Association, Section of Business Law, Section of Intellectual Property; Section of Litigation, and Section of Tort and Insurance Practice; American Conference Institute; American Electronics Association of California and Arizona; California Bar Association, Intellectual Property Division; Eastern New York Patent Law Association; New York Patent Trademark and Copyright Association; Oregon Patent Law Association; Practicing Law Institute; University of Houston; University of Texas; Washington Patent Law Association; Washington D.C. Patent Law Association; and Wisconsin Intellectual Property Association.

Mr. Gauntlett has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Boalt Hall, where he taught a class entitled Insurance Coverage for Intellectual Property, Antitrust and E Commerce.

Mr. Gauntlett is also the author of numerous articles such as Plaintiff's Rights to Use Coverage to Enhance Recovery in Intellectual Property and Antitrust Lawsuits, Journal of Insurance Coverage (Aspen Law & Business, Winter 2002), "Offer for Sale" Patent Infringement Lawsuits: New Opportunities For Insurance Coverage, New Controversies, Vol. 54, No. 4, SMU Law Review (2002), Tort Claims and Insurance in Cyberspace: Is Your Company Covered?, ACCA Docket, The Journal of the American Corporate Counsel Association, Vol. 19, No. 5 (May 2001), as well as Matthew Bender's Intellectual Property Counseling and Litigation, Chapter 29, Vol. 2 ©1994; Business Insurance Law, Chapter 18, Insurance Coverage For Intellectual Property Lawsuits, ©1994; and his book published by Aspen Law & Business, entitled Insurance Coverage of Intellectual Property Assets, ©1999.

Mr. Gauntlett is married, with a daughter whose birthday, April 1st, is the same as that of his law firm and who arrived on a Sunday like her father.  David enjoys travel, food, fine wine and bicycling (especially in Europe).

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