David B. Benoit

David B. Benoit (Middletown, Connecticut)

David B. Benoit

Attorney in Middletown, CT
David B. Benoit is a general partner and co-founder of Aeton Law Partners LLP where his practice focuses on representing clients on all matters involving information technology, intellectual property, data security and compliance, strategic sourcing and complex technology transactions, including the outsourcing of business processes, application development and IT infrastructure.

David counsels a broad range of clients, including individual entrepreneurs, start-up ventures, e-commerce companies, financial services institutions and global corporations on a wide range of business and technology matters, including software licensing, application development, copyright, IP due diligence and strategy, trademark prosecution, IP portfolio creation and enforcement, business structures and mergers and acquisitions.

Having previously served as corporate counsel for a global financial services corporation, David was responsible for a host of technology, intellectual property, investment and corporate matters involving complex, multi-jurisdictional legal and business issues. Known by his clients for his ability to solve problems effectively and fuse creative thinking with practical business experience, some of the largest and most respected corporations have relied on David to optimize their enterprise technology sourcing and procurement strategies.

Having achieved Martindale-Hubbell's AV Preeminent peer review rating, the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards, David has also been included in the select listing of outstanding attorneys in Connecticut and New England by Superlawyers. David has been recognized as a "Top Rated Attorney" in the area of Technology and IP Law in both The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel magazines and has been selected as a "Top Attorney" in both Connecticut Magazine and Hartford Magazine.
860-986-7842
Free Consultation | Credit Cards Accepted

Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Contracts
  • Software
  • Technology
  • Trade Secrets
  • Data Protection
  • Trademarks
  • Computers and Software
  • Commercial Contracts and Procurement
  • Outsourcing
  • Information Technology Contracts
  • Technology and Science
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation
  • Computer Contracts
  • Computer Software Law
  • Information Technology Licensing
  • Technology Transfers
  • Software Licensing
  • Software Protection
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Law
  • Technology Licensing
  • International Contracts
  • Corporate Contracts
  • Brand Management
  • Intellectual Property Portfolio Management
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Intellectual Property Procurement
  • International Licensing
  • Internet Intellectual Property
  • New Media Law
  • Content Licensing
  • Internet Licensing
  • High Technology
  • High Technology Contracts
  • Technology Protection
  • International High Technology
  • Internet Technology
  • Technology Contracts
  • Technology Joint Ventures
  • Partnership Formation
  • Partnership Law
  • Corporate Organization
  • Corporate Partnerships
  • Corporate Commercial Law
  • Corporate Formation
  • Service Marks
  • Trade Dress
  • Trade Names
  • Trademark Infringement
  • Trademark Licensing
  • Trademark Litigation
  • Trademark Prosecution
  • Trademark Protection
  • Trademark Registration
  • copyright
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Contract Litigation
  • Breach of Contract
  • Computer Security
  • Computer Technology
  • Software Copyright
Ratings

Overall Client Rating

in Technology and Science, Contracts and Insurance
 
5.0 out of 5.0
Communication Ability
5.0
Responsiveness
5.0
Quality of Service
5.0
Value for Money
5.0
  • Data based on 5 reviews
  • Recommended by 5 Client(s)
  • Last reviewed on 06/06/12
Posted by a Corporation on 06/06/12
5.0 out of 5.0
I've worked with David on several technology and outsourcing related projects over the last several years. He provided my company with legal support as outside counsel and previously supported me on many projects as inside counsel at another company. In both capacities he provided a great level of service, knowledge and the ability to help negotiate the appropriate contractual agreement for the given technology deal or service engagement. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by a Corporation on 02/09/12
5.0 out of 5.0
David is an excellent attorney. My recommendation is short: if you can hire him, do yourself a favor and do so.
Posted by a Corporation on 02/08/12
5.0 out of 5.0
In my role as Chief Operating Officer at Hartford Investment Management, I worked with Dave in his role as counsel for Hartford Financial Services. Dave was one of the few attorneys that understood our business and would craft legal opinions that worked for us without any risk. I was so impressed with Dave that I help recruit him to our company to support our investment initiatives. I would highly recommend Dave to any and all clients.
Posted by a Corporation on 02/08/12
5.0 out of 5.0
I was a CIO at a large insurance company with many contracts with outside software providers. I worked with Dave through several deals with these providers. These deals were for services or use of their software. Dave was excellent to work with. He provided excellent council regarding how we could negotiate the best deal. This can be difficult, at times the business is very short sighted and just wants the deal. Dave always made sure we understood the risks versus the rewards. In end it worked.
Posted by a Corporation on 01/19/12
5.0 out of 5.0
David is an excellent lawyer. He has an incisive business sense and brings more than just his legal acumen to his work. He is also very efficient. I highly recommend David.
AV Rated
4.9/5.0
Peer Rating
 
High Ethical Standard
Investment Law, General Practice, Technology Contracts, Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Intellectual Property Enforcement, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Licensing, Corporate Law, Contracts and Technology Law
Areas of Practice
Legal Knowledge
Legal Knowledge
4.9/5
Analytical Capabilities
Analytical Capabilities
4.9/5
Judgment
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
Legal Experience
4.8/5
Peer Reviews (13)
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Deputy General Counsel on 08/30/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 08/13/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Excellent lawyer.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 08/03/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
I have worked with David during his tenure with Brown Raysman. My review of David is largely based on my experiences with David at that time.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 08/03/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 07/21/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
David is an excellent attorney, with the ability to addresss issues from both the private practictioner and in-house attorney perspectives.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 07/20/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
I have worked with David both as a peer and as outside-counsel when he was in-house at a Fortune 100 financial services company. I had the opportunity to observe both his skills as an attorney and substantive knowledge. He is an exceptional attorney in his practice area.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 07/20/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
David has good judgment derived from excellent experience enforcing patent rights through managing and directing licensing and litigation programs.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 07/18/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Of Counsel on 07/18/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 07/18/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 07/18/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
4/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Senior Associate on 07/18/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
4/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Other Legal Professional on 07/18/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
David has the highest ethical standards and technical ability. He also has excellent people and problem solving skills. I cannot recommend him any more highly. An excellent attorney.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Position
Partner
Admission Details
Admitted in 2000, Connecticut
2001, New York
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Credit Cards Accepted
Additional Payment Information
Free Initial Consultation
Fixed Hourly Rates
Fixed Fees Available
Law School Attended
University of Connecticut School of Law
J.D.
University Attended
University of Connecticut
B.A.
Associations & Memberships
American Mensa - Connecticut/Western Massachusetts Chapter; Connecticut Bar Association (Member, Intellectual Property Section) and American Bar Association (Member, Intellectual Property Section); International Trademark Association (INTA); Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO); International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP); Professional Risk Managers International Association (PRMIA).

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Firm Address
Aeton Law Partners
101 Centerpoint Drive, Suite 105,
Middletown, CT 06457
U.S.A.
Phone
860-724-2160
Fax
860-724-2161
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David B. Benoit
Partner
Aeton Law Partners
101 Centerpoint Drive, Suite 105,
Middletown, CT 06457

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