Abel IP

David A. Pittman

Patent Agent


David Pittman focuses his practice primarily on preparing and prosecuting international and US patent applications, primarily in the oil and gas industry and related arts.

Prior to joining the Abel Law Group, David began his career as an Electrical Engineer with Raytheon/E-Systems designing large-scale custom data processing systems for government agencies, with particular interest in R&D projects, such as a 3D stack of multi-chip modules with diamond substrates.  He then worked for VIEO (a startup company) developing an intelligent managed multi-port Ethernet switch.  After VIEO, David worked with SYMTX in Austin to develop custom test solutions for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft program.  He worked directly with customers to define their needs, prepare project proposals, design custom solutions, and install these solutions at remote sites.  As an Engineer, David gained broad experience and a wide knowledge base for electrical and mechanical technologies, which he draws from as a Patent Agent to understand a client’s new technology.  As a Patent Agent, David has gained experience in all aspects of preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications for technologies in the oil and gas industry, robotics, control systems, electromagnetic and electromechanical devices, medical devices, and software.  He worked directly with clients, inventors and in-house counsel to understand, explain, capture and protect all aspects of their intellectual property.

Areas of Experience

  • Preparing and prosecuting patent applications, particularly in the fields of the oil and gas industry, robotics, control systems, software, medical devices, tandem bicycles, electromagnetic motors, electromechanical devices, semiconductor devices, and security enclosures.
  • Patentability and Freedom to Operate searches, analysis, and recommendations prep.
  • Support International as well as National Stage applications.


  • Oil and Gas Industry
  • Control Systems
  • Medical Devices
  • Electromagnetic Motors
  • Semiconductor devices
  • Telemetry/Communication systems
  • Software
  • Robotics


  • Licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2009


  • The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, BSEE 1981