“Knowledgeable, patient and pleasure to work with”
Chambers and Partners
“Managing Intellectual Property Handbook—Based on survey responses, David was voted highest IP Stars ranking in Israel for trademark prosecution, copyright, and strategy and counseling.”
IP Stars Handbook
“Peers describe him as “very, very talented” in the areas of e-commerce and Internet law.”
Chambers and Partners
“Widely recognised for his expertise in commercialising IP rights and licensing, and is frequently involved in significant commercial transactions. He heads the technology, licensing and transactional group.”
Chambers and Partners
Top-ranked licensing attorney in Israel. “Very highly regarded”
Meitar has “impressive depth” in its IP practice, “particularly for its work in the online, software, hardware, semiconductor, pharmaceutical and biotech spheres”
IAM 250-The World’s Leading Patent & Technology Licensing Attorneys
“An expert in internet IP”
Chambers and Partners
A Notable Practitioner in Intellectual Property. Clients are impressed by his “incisive business decisions and intelligent, assured approach.”
Chambers and Partners
Thought Leaders in Data 2021 (Information Technology)
Who’s Who Legal
David Mirchin is a partner in Meitar’s Technology Group. David is a leading expert on data protection and privacy issues, as well as on software, open source issues, licensing, trademarks and intellectual property transactions. He represents technology companies, including software developers, SaaS companies, information aggregators and life sciences companies, and advises on establishing privacy compliance programs, as well as on internet, copyright, trademark and intellectual property issues in M&A and other transactions. Prior to moving to Israel, David served as Vice President and General Counsel of SilverPlatter Information, an electronic publisher of bibliographic reference databases for the academic, medical and corporate markets, from 1993 to 2001. SilverPlatter’s main offices were in Boston, London and Amsterdam. Previously, he was a corporate attorney for 6 years in the Boston offices of McDermott, Will & Emery, and Mintz Levin, and prior to that worked as a foreign corporate lawyer in the Tokyo, Japan firm of Konaka, Toyama and Hosoya.
David has spoken widely in the United States, Europe and Israel on data protection, software, licensing and internet issues, including testifying before the Federal Trade Commission on its High-Tech Warranty Project and the U.S. Copyright Office on revisions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, as well as participating in the White House Meeting on Database Protection. He currently teaches a course in “Advanced Licensing” at Tel Aviv University Law School, “Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Law” at Bocconi Law School (Milan) and previously taught Internet and E-Commerce Law at the Interdisciplinary Law Center in Herzliya and at Boston College Law School. He has written three books on copyright law and licensing issues, and believes that his mother is the only person who has ever read them.
- Represented Israeli software developer in Source Code Licensing Transaction with Dell Computer
- Advising various multinationals and cloud providers on compliance with Israeli privacy laws, and transfers of personal data outside of Israel
- Representing client in long-term managed services and software licensing agreement with largest Malaysian PayTV provider
- Representing Israeli client in open source licensing transaction with Accenture
- Representing Israeli SaaS company in multi-year license to Optus, a SingTel affiliate
- Coordinating worldwide trademark strategy for various Israeli companies operating in diverse international markets
- Intellectual Property Practice: Copyright Law (MCLE, 2011).
- Intellectual Property Practice: Copyright Law (MCLE, 2004).
- A Practical Guide to Copyright Law in the Digital Age (MCLE, 2002).
Selected additional publications
- “Is Your Company Ready for the GDPR?”, Privacy Update, January 2018.
- “Facebook React is Now Licensed under the MIT License”, Technology Update, October 2017.
- “New Israeli Data Security Regulations”, Client Privacy Update, June 2017.
- “Complying with the Google Play User Data Policy”, Client Update, March 2017.
- “The Right to Inspect Electronically Maintained Data”, Client Update, March 2017.
- “Maintaining Immunity from Liability for Copyright Violations of Users”, IP Client Update, February 2017.
- “First Amendment to Spam Law Goes into Effect”, IP Client Update, November 2015.
- “European Court of Justice Invalidates Data Transfers to the US Via Safe Harbor”, Client Privacy Update, October 2015.
- “Good to know: the change in the data protection arrangement between the US and Europe will affect Israeli Companies” (Geektime, October 2015).
- “Why it’s better to build your own EULA agreement for an iOS app” (Geektime, September 2015).
- “Licensing Agreements: Reading the Fine Print”, Information Today (July-August 2013), www.infotoday.com
- “Viacom v. YouTube: Muddying the Waters”, Information Today (November 2012), www.infotoday.com
- “Facebook Wins Landmark Case”, Information Today (July-August 2012), www.infotoday.com
- “Israel Privacy Update: Landmark case establishes guidelines for monitoring employee online activity”, The Privacy Advisor, January-February 2012.
- “It’s Official, Israel provides an adequate level of data protection”, The Privacy Advisor, October, 2011.
- Feature Article: “Viacom v. YouTube: Big Victory for UGC Websites” Information Today (October 2010) www.infotoday.com
- Feature Article: “Barnes v. Yahoo!: Much Ado About Third Party Content” Information Today (October 2009) www.infotoday.com
- Feature Article: “Israeli Spam Law May Have Global Impact” Information Today) (February 2009) www.infotoday.com
- Meitar Information Technology Client Update on new broad-reaching Israeli Anti-Spam Law (November 2008). Download PDF file>
- Feature Article: “New Israeli Copyright Law: A ‘Slight’ Update from 1924”, Information Today (September 2008) www.infotoday.com
- “Introduction to Conference on Japan-Israel Trade” (in Japanese). May 2019
- “Key Considerations for Software Licensing from the Licensee Perspective”; Presented to the Prime Minister’s Office (Mossad); April 2019
- “GDPR: Its Application to Israel” Bar Ilan Continuing Education Seminar in Privacy, March 2019
- “GDPR: Nine Months in”, Meitar Law Firm’s Annual Privacy Conference, February 2019
- “GDPR: Six Months in”, TechLaw Conference in Melbourne, Australia, November 2018
- “Sabbaticals and Secondments”, Considerations for Law Firm Management, TechLaw Conference, Melbourne, Australia, November 2018
- “Key IP Considerations for Start-Ups: How to Proactively Design Your Start-Up Right from the Beginning”, Birthright Visiting Delegation, July 2018
- “How Israel Views Trump’s Foreign Policy,” TechLaw Conference in Washington, DC, April 2018
- “Key Technology Issues for Start-Ups”, Zvi Meitar Institute for Legal Implications of Emerging Technologies, Interdisciplinary Center, December 2017
- “Trademark Issues for Start-Up Nation Central,” (Client Talk), December 2017
- “How GDPR Impacts Those of Us Outside the EU”, Privacy Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October, 2017
- “Open Source and Facebook React Issues for Taboola” (Client Talk), July 2017
- “Complying with Israeli Privacy Law,” Privacy Conference, Tel Aviv, July 2017
- “How to Protect Your Trademarks in China (and Hong Kong too)”, Intellectual Property in China Conference Co-Sponsored with DLA Piper, June 2016
- Webinar: “Understanding Open Source Software”, Palamida, July 2015
- “Key Issues in SaaS Licensing Agreements”, Microsoft Cloud Day, Raanana, Israel, April 2015
- “Do IP Provisions in your agreements block the exit?” Ramat Gan, April 2015
- “Legal Issues in connection with the Internet of Things and Big Data: Bangalore, India, March 2014
- “Why Israel Needs the Digital Millennium Copyright Act” Bar Ilan Entrepreneurship Conference, May 2013
- “Legal Issues in Search”, SMX Israel Conference, Jerusalem, January 2012
- “Should you take money from the Office of Chief Scientist?” TechAviv, January 2012
- “The New Israeli Copyright Law: Will You Pay More for Infringing?” Copyright Clearance Center Conference, Tel Aviv, December 2011
- “Energy Regulation for Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy Resources in Israel”, TechLaw Conference, Pittsburgh, November 2011
- “Explaining the Implications of the European Union’s Declaration of Adequacy for Israel’s Privacy Protection”, Israeli Law, Information and Technology Authority Conference, July 2011
- “Data Protection in Israel”, Paris, April 2011
- “Liability for Content on Mobile Phones”, Hamburg, Germany, April 2010
- “Strategic Considerations for Licensing, Cross-Licensing and Sale of Patents”, Israel IP Forum, March 2010
- “The Premier League Case” College of Management, Rishon Lezion, January 2010
- “Liability for Online and Mobile Phone Content under Israeli Law: New Developments” Conference Honoring Tony Greenman’s New Copyright Book, Tel Aviv, November 2009
- “Liability of Cell Phone Operators and Content Suppliers: New Developments in Israel” Rome, October 2009
- “Creative Ways to Monetize Your Intellectual Property” Morrison & Foerster Intellectual Property Conference, Tel Aviv, April 2009
- “Open Source Software” Technology Continuing Legal Education for Lawyers; Tel Aviv University, December 2008
- “Blogs and Wikis: Liability for Content”, TechLaw Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, September 2008