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David M. Kohn

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in San Diego, CA

Lewis Kohn & Walker LLP
17085 Via Del Campo
San Diego, CA 92127
Phone: 858-436-1330
Fax: 858-436-1349
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2016
Licensed in California Since: 2006
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property
Attorney Profile

As founding partner of Lewis Kohn & Walker LLP, David M. Kohn is committed to representing clients in San Diego, California. He focuses his practice on intellectual property and patent law.


After receiving a Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Riverside, Mr. Kohn worked for a bioscience company in its pharmacology department for six years. During that time, he worked with small molecules and gained an understanding of lab environments, the importance of research and the need to protect that research. He went on to earn a Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law, where he was a member of the Student Intellectual Property Law Association.


Early in his legal career, Mr. Kohn worked as a patent agent and these experiences gave him valuable knowledge and insight which he now uses to benefit his clients. He offers counsel on licensing strategies, early stage regulatory issues, property protection and licensing negotiations; he drafts clearance/freedom to operate opinions; he litigates on the behalf of clients when someone infringes upon their assets through a breach of contract or other illegal actions; and he successfully prosecutes patents for items involving cancer therapies, protein therapeutics, autoimmune therapies, pump and valve systems, emulsion-based formulations and photon generation devices.


Using his background in medical science, Mr. Kohn works with clients, including academic and corporate institutions, in the medical device, technology and pharmaceutical industries. He understands the high demands associated with research and that protecting a company’s intellectual property is an important part of ensuring success and viability. Active in the legal community, Mr. Kohn holds memberships with the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the San Diego County Bar Association.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Intellectual Property
Focus Areas

Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law


2 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2016

About David M. Kohn

First Admitted: 2006, California

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Educational Background

  • University of California, San Diego University of California, Riverside

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member of the Student Intellectual Property Law Association at California Western School of Law
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • California
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

Industry Groups

  • Biotechnology
  • Drug Discovery
  • Medical Device
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Office Location for David M. Kohn

17085 Via Del Campo
San Diego, CA 92127

Phone: 858-436-1330

Fax: 858-436-1349

Last Updated: 11/5/2021

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