Dan is experienced in all aspects of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and related litigation. He currently concentrates his practice in the areas of electrical patent prosecution, trademark prosecution, opinion preparation, and related client counseling. Dan has prepared and secured numerous patents and trademark registrations and has litigated various types of intellectual property matters.
Dan worked as an electrical design engineer from 1988-1990 for the Electronics & Space Division of Emerson Electric Company, where he designed airborne radar subsystems and a digital audio system. Dan began his legal career in 1993 with the intellectual property law firm of Leydig, Voit & Mayer Ltd., in Chicago, Illinois. He then worked in the intellectual property department of a large general practice law firm before joining the intellectual property law firm of Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP, in Atlanta, Georgia, for which he served as Managing Partner for 5 years.
University of Kentucky College of Law, J. D., 1993
University of Missouri-Rolla, M.S.E.E., 1990
University of Kentucky College of Engineering, B.S.E.E., 1987 (with high distinction)
Dan has been admitted to practice in Illinois since 1993, and he was admitted in Georgia in 1996. He is also registered to practice at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Dan is currently a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, an association for which he previously served as Chairman of the Bankruptcy subcommittee of the Licensing section. Dan is actively involved in the U.S. Patent Office Practice Committee of the Intellectual Property Owners association.