David W. Barman holds undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Music from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was a member of the inaugural class at the Florida International University College of Law in Miami Florida. David earned Dean's List honors at each of UNC and FIU. He is a member of the Florida Bar and is admitted to practice in Florida, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Supreme Court of the United States, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
His scientific experience includes, medical, personal care chemistry, and pharmaceutical research. He has patented inventions in these and many other areas. Some of his current clients have patented mechanical, computer, medical, and sports related articles just to name a few. His clients also include Patent Attorneys who are in need of a patent professional in the prosecution of chemical and pharmaceutical patents.
He is not only a scientist, but an inventor as well. This rare combination of skills: scientist, inventor, and patent professional has allowed him to assist numerous clients in many different fields.
David is also a professor at Florida International University in Miami where he teaches Business Law in the College of Business . He has lectured at universities in China on U.S. Patent Law and presented attorney Continuing Legal Education courses in Florida. David counsels clients in contractual and transactional business matters and represents clients in intellectual property disputes including mediation and litigation of IP and business matters.
David is an accomplished musician having toured Europe with the Spirit of America Marching Band and toured the United States as a member of the Garfield Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a music performance scholarship.
Litigation matters are handled with Mr. Kodsi as our lead litigation attorney. Mr. Kodsi is a seasoned trial lawyer with nearly twenty (20) years of jury trial experience and has spent the last twenty (20) years litigating cases that involve highly complex scientific and technical issues. These skills translate well into the complexity of Intellectual Property litigation and he has been called upon by numerous clients to assist them in navigating through the frequent minefields of intellectual property litigation in Federal Court.
Mr. Kodsi’s skills as a trial lawyer have been recognized nationally and locally. He has received public recognition for his skills as a trial advocate in a wide array of cases, ranging from representation of Fortune 100 corporations in high-profile complex wrongful death cases to serving as pro-bono trial counsel representing thousands of Florida Citizens seeking Medicare coverage.
Mr. Kodsi is a diligent and zealous advocate in all aspects of the litigation process.