Dan focuses his practice on mechanical technologies, design patents and licensing. He has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in many areas of technology, including internal combustion engines, microturbine engine generators, water heaters, outdoor power equipment, robotic inspection systems, air tools, compact construction equipment, hydraulics, golf carts and low-speed vehicles, hair clippers, and furniture.
Dan regularly helps clients negotiate research and development agreements, material transfer agreements and license agreements. He also routinely counsels clients in patent enforcement and avoidance.
Dan’s status as a trusted advisor was reinforced in 2014 by his selection as a winner of the Client Choice Award (Lexology/International Law Office), a distinction that recognizes law firms and partners who stand apart for excellent client service. He has also excelled as a leader of the firm’s IP practice, which is ranked in the top 20 percent of all law firms in the United States by Intellectual Property Today.
Dan is constantly exploring ways to further improve client service. He is currently developing methods clients can use to track the progress of their patent applications, and has established a practice of embedding client personnel at Michael Best and the firm’s employees in client offices to enhance working relationships.