Dan Staren is a trusted advisor who helps his clients navigate complex intellectual property and technology, commercial, and real estate disputes inside and outside of the courtroom.
Intellectual Property and Technology
Dan assists clients maximize the value of their intellectual property by enforcing and defending intellectual property rights. Dan has comprehensive litigation experience regarding patent, copyright, and trademark infringement and validity, computer fraud, unfair competition, and trade secret misappropriation in a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, computer software, and biosciences. Dan has helped clients enforce and defend trademark rights before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and internet domain rights through the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy. Dan is also a registered patent attorney and has experience prosecuting patent and trademark applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Commercial and Real Estate
Dan has experience at all stages of complex commercial and real estate litigation from inception to post-trial. Dan has prepared pre-litigation analysis, facilitated settlements, prepared and responded to complaints, drafted and responded to motions, argued hearings, deposed witnesses, worked with experts, managed all aspects of fact and expert discovery, and served on numerous trial teams.
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. Most recently, Dan served as first chair in a prisoners' rights jury trial before the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona.
Represented gaming equipment leasing and financing firm in breach of contract dispute and subsequent collection action
Represented mattress and bedding company in commercial lease dispute
Advised real estate investment firm in multiple lease disputes with its tenants
Represented multinational fast-food restaurant in commercial lease disputes with multiple tenants
Defended third-party software support provider against allegations of copyright infringement
Represented real estate education and mentoring firm in breach of contract and copyright action
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
Defended mattress and bedding company against allegations of trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract
Defended health insurance company against allegations of trademark infringement
Represented national child fitness gym in trademark infringement action
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)