Dan is a litigator who focuses his practice on complex business and intellectual property and technology litigation. His experience includes litigation regarding patent and trademark infringement and validity, copyright infringement, computer fraud, unfair competition, and trade secret misappropriation in a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, computer software, and biosciences. Dan is also a registered patent attorney and has experience prosecuting patent and trademark applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Dan has experience at all stages of complex commercial litigation in state and federal court. He has prepared pre-litigation analyses, including invalidity and infringement opinions, facilitated settlements, prepared and responded to complaints, drafted and responded to motions, prepared Markman briefings, argued hearings, deposed witnesses, worked with experts, and managed all aspects of fact and expert discovery.
Dan is dedicated to serving the community and maintains an active pro bono practice in which he provides a variety of legal services to clients who do not have the resources to pay customary legal fees.
Defended third-party software support provider against allegations of copyright infringement
Represented telecommunications company to develop damages case in patent infringement litigation
Defended global animal health company against allegations of patent infringement
Defended public safety technology company against allegations of willful patent infringement
Represented Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) company involving allegations of willful patent infringement
Defended multinational video game and digital entertainment company against allegations of willful patent infringement
Representing co-owner, director and officer in a corporate governance dispute
Conducting internal investigation of public company regarding corporate governance disputes
Defended health insurance company against allegations of trademark infringement
Defending network marketing company against alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act
Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2015)
Research Editor, Arizona State Law Journal
Center for Law, Science & Innovation- Law, Science and Technology Certificate
Patent Law Clinic
Pro Bono Graduate Award- Highest Distinction
Loyola University Graduate Student (M.S., Molecular Biology, 2012)
University of Illinois (B.A., Psychology, 2009)
American Bar Association
Section of Intellectual Property, Patent Litigation Committee
Patent Infringement Subcommittee, Co-Chair (2019)
"Recent Developments in Intellectual Property Law: IP Trials in the Covid-19 Environment," Presenter, Snell & Wilmer 2020 Year-End CLE Series (August 19, 2020)