Dan is a veteran patent litigator with extensive trial and appellate experience, including patent cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He works with clients across a range of industries when they are developing new products or entering new markets in IP-intensive areas. His practice focuses primarily on advising companies and startups on IP strategy, acquiring IP assets, monetizing existing portfolios, clearing new products, and enforcing patents. Dan has served as lead counsel in patent disputes across various industries nationwide.
“As we continue to grow our national IP practice, Dan’s background and strong track record of patent litigation successes are terrific complements to our deep bench of talent and strategic objectives,” said Seth Levy, Nixon Peabody partner and leader of the firm’s Intellectual Property practice. “Dan is a forward-thinker who utilizes his engineering and consulting backgrounds to better understand clients’ technology and business needs, aligning well with the creative approaches our team brings in providing service to our clients.”
Dan has also previously litigated disputes before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) and the International Trade Commission (ITC).
“Dan provides outstanding IP services to his innovative clients,” said David R. Brown, managing partner of the firm’s Chicago office. “Innovation, dedication, and preparedness are at the core of his practice. We look forward to introducing him to our clients and are excited to welcome him to our dynamic Chicago office.”
Dan earned his J.D. from the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Chicago-Kent College of Law and his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois Chicago. He was inducted into the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s “Forty under 40” in 2019 and named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for Intellectual Property Litigation in Illinois four years running.