David Djavaherian is the Founding Partner of PacTech Law. He is a standards and intellectual property professional, focused on patent, standards, policy and RAND licensing matters. He counsels technology clients in matters relating to IP, disputes and litigation, licensing and standard-essential patents.
Mr. Djavaherian is deeply involved in patent policy work at prominent standards organizations, such as the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), to review, analyze and update IPR policy language. He coordinated and hosted the ITU’s January 2014 and September 2015 IPR Policy Group meetings, and helped draft the ITU’s 2014 manual Understanding Patents, Competition & Standardization in an Interconnected World. Mr. Djavaherian worked with members of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) to address policies for reasonable and non-discriminatory licensing. He was selected by the Department of State to serve as a Delegate for the United States at the 2014 and 2015 United Nations’ Telecommunication Standards Advisory Board (TSAG) meetings, helping to develop and support U.S. Government approaches to RAND licensing.
Mr. Djavaherian spent nearly a decade in-house leading patent and technology licensing negotiations, with extensive “field experience” in addressing RAND obligations and their impact on business terms. He has worked closely with business teams and engineering personnel to develop and analyze reasonable licensing terms and fair business arrangements, and to manage SSO engagements.