David M. Golub

Senior Counsel


David M. Golub is a senior counsel and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he counsels clients to identify and protect their intellectual property rights and to minimize and control intellectual property risks. He is experienced with a broad range of electromechanical and computer-based technologies, including financial technologies, wireless communications, aircraft systems, user interfaces, smartphone technologies, automotive technologies, consumer products, and medical devices. Mr. Golub is a registered patent attorney and member of the Mechanical & Electromechanical Technologies Practice.

Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Golub was a patent associate at an intellectual property boutique, where he evaluated patent enforcement opportunities, conducted infringement and validity analyses, defended patents in post-grant proceedings including reexamination and inter partes review, and prosecuted patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office to prepare portfolios for monetization. He also researched and evaluated international patent enforcement strategies in various jurisdictions in North America, Asia, and Europe.

While in law school, Mr. Golub was a technology transfer legal extern in the Office of Technology Management at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he analyzed invention disclosures for medical devices, conducted patentability analyses, and developed strategies for commercializing intellectual property. His responsibilities also included advising technology managers and inventors on issues of patent, trademark, and copyright law.


Mr. Golub earned his law degree, cum laude, from DePaul University College of Law (J.D., 2012) where he was a member of the DePaul Journal of Art, Technology & Intellectual Property Law and competed in an international intellectual property moot court competition in Beijing, China. He served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Ronald A. Guzman of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and was awarded CALI Awards for receiving the highest grade in Legal Analysis, Research & Communication II and Legal Analysis, Research & Communication III. He was an honors scholar at the University of Missouri where he received a degree in mechanical engineering (B.S., 2008) and conducted research in the field of nanotechnology, focusing on dental and orthopedic applications. During the summer of 2008, Mr. Golub volunteered as an English teacher in rural Hungary and Slovakia.


Mr. Golub received a Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition for Intellectual Property Law (2023)


Mr. Golub is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is admitted to practice in Wisconsin and Illinois.


CLE Weeks
5-16 December 2022
Milwaukee, WI