David Shoneman, JD, MBA, CPVA

Patent Valuation and Monetization

Mr. Shoneman is an accomplished attorney skilled at leveraging technology, business and law to achieve the commercial objectives of his clients. He is adept at developing relationships and forming consensus across all levels of internal and external organizations. Since its formation in 2016, Darwin IP Advisors has provided intellectual property support and advisory services to local, national and international organizations, including corporations, financial institutions, start-ups / small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and consulting groups. Previously he spent 20 years as an intellectual property strategist and licensing executive in a world-class patent-monetization operation where he (i) developed over 15 licensing programs (devices, services, technologies), (ii) conducted due diligence and drafted / negotiated IP agreements for $4+ billion in merger and acquisition activities (companies, lines of business and technologies) and (iii) negotiated deals to acquire more than 5000 world-wide patent assets. 

Mr. Shoneman is successful at optimizing the value of intellectual property by (i) connecting protection to innovation and (ii) strategically guiding and leading organic IP development, and third-party collaborations. He has more than 30 years of accomplishments balancing business objectives and commercial risks while developing strategic solutions to resolve complex legal, commercial, and technology issues. 

Mr. Shoneman has held several C-level and board responsibilities, including: Chairman of a tri-party, special purpose patent holding company; President of a Research Funding Corporation; and, Board Member of a joint venture focused on third-party agency activities.

Bar / Court Admissions and Bar Associations 

  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia 
  • Pennsylvania
  • UnitedStates Patent and Trademark Office
  • Chair, Intellectual Property Section of the Bucks County Bar Association (Pennsylvania),


  • Juris Doctor, Western New England University School of Law
  • Master of Business Administration, Operations/Information Management, University of Connecticut 
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical Engineering/Computer Science, Stevens Institute of Technology 
  • Certified Patent Valuation Analyst

Contact Information
12526 High Bluff Drive, Ste 300
San Diego, CA  92130
Tel. (858) 538-1533


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