Dan is a senior partner of the intellectual property and technology group (former chair 1997-2009), concentrating his practice on counseling emerging and established businesses in the areas of intellectual property and technology development, including patent, trademark, export control, licensing, copyright, trade secret and unfair competition matters; technology procurement and transfer; E-commerce; computer software and hardware licensing; patent and trademark infringement and validity studies; preparation and prosecution of domestic and foreign patent and trademark applications in a variety of arts; domain name protection and dispute resolution; trade secrets; and entertainment and the arts. Dan's practice also focuses on manufacturing, emerging business, media law, diversified business solutions and China initiatives.

Practice Areas

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association; Sections - Patent, Trademark & Copyright Litigation; Entertainment and Sports (past member of Executive Council)
  • Indiana State Bar Association; Sections - Intellectual Property (Past Chair); Litigation; Internet & Electronic Commerce Committee
  • American Bar Association; Sections - Patent, Trademark & Copyright; Litigation; Forum on Entertainment and Sports
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

Professional Leadership

  • Indiana/World Skating Academy, Inc.; Board of Directors, 1995 - present (Chairman, 2008 - present)
  • Mike Carroll Annual Golf Outing; Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis Jaguars Athletics Club Organizing Committee, 2003 - present
  • Allisonville Youth Baseball/Softball League; Board of Commissioners, 2005 - 2011
  • Eastwood Middle School (Indianapolis, Indiana) Athletics Booster Club; Executive Board, 2006 - 2010 (President, 2006 - 2009)
  • Glendale Recreational Soccer Association; Board of Directors, 2006 - 2007
  • Epworth United Methodist Church; Board of Trustees, 2006 - 2008
  • North Central High School (Indianapolis, Indiana) Soccer Booster Club; Executive Board, 2008 - 2009

Honors & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Rated
  • Listed in Super Lawyers®, Corporate Counsel Edition, 2009
  • Indiana Super Lawyers® 2004-2008; voted one of the top 5% of all lawyers in Indiana by peer selection, Indianapolis Monthly Magazine
  • Listed in Metropolitan Who’s Who, 2006; United Who’s Who, 2005

Former Employment

  • Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, 1987-1997

Events

Presentations

  • Moderator, "Marketing Your Manufacturing Business: Lean Techniques for Fat Returns," Manufacturing Connections program co-sponsored with CONEXUS Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana, September 2011
  • Presenter, "Legal Issues for Small and Emerging Businesses - Intellectual Property," sponsored by Indiana Black Expo, Indianapolis, Indiana, July 2011
  • Panelist, "The Economy and Small Business: Strategies for Success in 2011," sponsored by National Federation of Independent Business, Indianapolis, Indiana, February 2011
  • Presenter, "Privacy in the 21st Century: Personal Privacy and Electronic Commerce," sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana (ACLU), Indianapolis, Indiana, December 2010
  • Panelist, "Pitfalls on the Road to the Top Strategy Session," sponsored by the Indianapolis Skyline Club "At The Top" Networking Series, Indianapolis, Indiana, October 2010
  • Panelist, "Copyright, Education and the National Broadband Plan," Digital Policy Institute, sponsored by Ball State University, Indianapolis, Indiana, October 2010
  • Moderator, "Advantages of Local Outsourcing in a Difficult Economy," Manufacturing Connections program co-sponsored with CONEXUS Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana, September 2010
  • Moderator, "University/College Business Incubators - How Indiana University, Purdue University and Rose-Hulman Have Successfully Graduated Companies to the Real World," sponsored by Venture Club of Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana, August 2010
  • Presenter, "Intellectual Property Valuation & Litigation: Remedies and Damages Available for Intellectual Property Infringement," sponsored by Indiana State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF), Indianapolis, Indiana, April 2010
  • Presenter, "The Flux-State of Patentability in the Biotech World: Where do we go from here?," Realizing the Significance Symposium, sponsored by Indiana Center for Vascular Biology and Medicine and Indiana University Research & Technology Corporation, Indianapolis, Indiana, April 2010
  • Presenter, "Intellectual Property for Graphic Artists: What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You," sponsored by Indy Media Artists Society, Indianapolis, Indiana, April 2010
  • Panelist, "Business Roundtable Discussion: Legal Issues for Emerging Companies," sponsored by Fishers Business Accelerator, Fishers, Indiana, December 2009
  • Panelist, "Pitfalls on the Road to the Top Strategy Session," sponsored by the Indianapolis Skyline Club "At The Top" Networking Series, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 2009
  • Presenter, "The Art of Digital Warfare in the Electronic Age," Software Engineering Research Center (Fall 2009 Showcase); Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, November 2009
  • Moderator, "National Healthcare Reform - A Disease or a Cure? Sorting Through the Impact on Manufacturers," Manufacturing Connections program co-sponsored with CONEXUS Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana, September 2009
  • Presenter, "Legal Issues for Small and Emerging Businesses - Intellectual Property: What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You," sponsored by Indiana Black Expo, Indianapolis, Indiana, July 2009
  • Moderator, "The Basics of Exporting: Ways to Develop New Business Opportunities Internationally," Manufacturing Connections program co-sponsored with CONEXUS Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana, December 2008
  • Panelist, "Protecting Your Trademarks in a Global Economy," sponsored U.S. Law Fall Conference, Las Vegas, NV, September 2008
  • Moderator, "Protecting Your Company’s Intellectual Property Throughout Your Supply Chain," Manufacturing Connections program co-sponsored with CONEXUS Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana, June 2008
  • Presenter, "Protecting Intellectual Property Outside of the Patent System," sponsored by TechPoint, Indianapolis, IN, April 2006
  • Presenter, "Intellectual Property: What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You," sponsored by Indiana Inventors Association, Greenwood, Indiana, August 2003
  • Presenter, "Patent, Trademarks and Copyrights - A Practical Workshop," sponsored by Jasper Chamber of Commerce, Jasper, IN, May 2003
  • Presenter, "Internet Basics for the Indiana Attorney" sponsored by National Business Institute, Legal Resources in Cyberspace and Special Issues and the World Wide Web, Indianapolis, Indiana, December 2001
  • Panelist, "Privacy in the Information Age" sponsored by Indiana Civil Liberties Union; Managing Privacy Risks in the Information Age, Indianapolis, Indiana, December 2001
  • Panelist, "Midwestern Intellectual Property Law Symposium" sponsored by Indiana State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF); ICANN’S Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP): The Domain Name Wars, Indianapolis, Indiana, September 2001
  • Panelist, "Employment Law Solutions for the (Busy) Business Owner"; Protecting Your Company Secrets and Confidential Information in the ’Revolving Door’ Employment Market, Bloomington, Indiana, May 1999
  • Panelist, "Risk Management Round Table," sponsored by Aon Risk Services, Inc.; Crash Course in Risk Management & Intellectual Property Law, Indianapolis, Indiana, September 1998
  • Presenter, "Public Relations & Intellectual Property Law," Public Relations Society of America Hoosier Chapter; Indianapolis, Indiana, February 1998
  • Presenter, "International Intellectual Property Law," Global Business Connection; Bloomington, Indiana, February 1998
 
 
 
 
 
 

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