VP, General Counsel
Dave Kaplan is Vice President and General Counsel of Nevada-based, deep-tech pioneer, AXEL, where he represents the company in litigation and transactions, and handles the company’s everyday legal affairs. Highlights of Mr. Kaplan’s work since joining AXEL include success as lead counsel in front of various courts such as the Supreme Court of Nevada and U.S. District Courts, planning and executing the legal strategy and compliance surrounding the development, launch, and distribution of AXEL Tokens, counseling on the development, launch, and go-to-market phases of the company’s AXEL Go platform, and spearheading the growth of the company’s patent portfolio such that it has tripled in three years, with the company now having over 20 issued patents and numerous more applications pending.
Prior to joining AXEL, Mr. Kaplan gained in-house experience while serving as General Counsel to an e-commerce company. Mr. Kaplan spent the first nine years of his career as an attorney at a top U.S. intellectual property law firm in New York City where he focused on a full range of intellectual property matters, including especially patent law and complex corporate litigation. Mr. Kaplan received a B.S.E. in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan College of Engineering and a law degree from Rutgers University. While earning his undergraduate degree, Mr. Kaplan gained technical experience in mechanical and electrical engineering. Mr. Kaplan has been active in the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada for several years, served as the section’s Treasurer in 2020, and is currently serving as its Secretary.