Dan is a member of the Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation industry team. Dan’s practice focuses on intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, and copyrights, as well as advertising, marketing, and E-commerce.
As a former patent agent and currently a patent attorney registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Dan commonly drafts and prosecutes electrical, mechanical, internet-based and business method patent applications for large, private corporations as well as research laboratories. He also has substantial experience in Post Issuance proceedings, challenging the validity of patents within the Patent Office, and is patent counsel on the first two Post Grant Review Proceedings ever to be instituted. Dan provides intellectual property litigation support in patent, trademark, trade dress, trade secret and unfair-competition lawsuits, and routinely conducts product reviews. He has prosecuted foreign and domestic trademark applications and enforced trademark rights for multinational corporations, including Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings against domain name cyber-squatters.
Dan has experience with the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau (BBB), and routinely assists clients with mobile and digital applications used in social media for marketing or other purposes. He has also worked with major book retailers and publishers with regard to rights of privacy and publicity, as well as with copyright issues. Additionally, Dan has written extensively on 3D printing.