Dan Leonardi: Lawyer with Nexsen Pruet, LLC

Dan Leonardi

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Columbia,  SC  U.S.A.
Phone803.253.8291

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Startups - Innovation Team
 
University Georgia Institute of Technology, B.M.E., with honor, 1998
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Notre Dame, J.D., magna cum laude, 2002
 
Admitted2002, South Carolina; U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
 
Biography

Daniel C. Leonardi is a member of the firm's intellectual property group. Mr. Leonardi concentrates his practice in the areas of intellectual property and commercial litigation and also has experience in the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications. Mr. Leonardi earned his J.D. at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, where he served as Executive Editor of the Journal of College and University Law.

Practice and Firm Involvement

In the intellectual property field, Mr. Leonardi has represented a variety of clients ranging from large corporations to individual inventors in matters ranging from patent infringement actions in federal court to trademark oppositions before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. In the commercial litigation arena, Mr. Leonardi has extensive experience in product liability actions, including medical device and pharmaceutical cases, as well as complex class actions. Mr. Leonardi also serves on the firm's recruiting and retention committee.

Prior Legal Experience

Before coming to Nexsen Pruet, Mr. Leonardi served two years as a law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Joseph F. Anderson, Jr., Chief United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina. Mr. Leonardi also served as an Adjunct Professor of legal writing at the University of South Carolina School of Law and has prosecuted criminal domestic violence cases as a Special Assistant Attorney General.

Community Involvement

Mr. Leonardi is active in the South Carolina Bar and is a member of the Professional Responsibility Committee and the Practice and Procedure Committee. Mr. Leonardi also serves on the Board of Directors of The Navigator Corporation, and on the Board of Directors of Birthright of Columbia. Mr. Leonardi is currently the Treasurer of the University Hill Neighborhood Association and has served on the Shandon Neighborhood Council, including as the Race Director for the Shandon Turkey Trot. Mr. Leonardi, his wife, and three children attend St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

Career Highlights

· Mr. Leonardi has been selected for the 2009-2010 Leadership Columbia class

News

Three Attorneys Elected as Members
Nexsen Pruet announced today that Dan Leonardi, Grainger Pierce and Travis Wheeler have been elected Members (partners) of the firm.

Nexsen Pruet's Dan Leonardi Graduates from Leadership Columbia
Leonardi is one of 65 business and community leaders who completed the nine-month long program on June 8th.

Dan Leonardi Selected for 2009-1010 Leadership Columbia Class
Nexsen Pruet is pleased to announce that Dan Leonardi has been selected for the 2009-2010 Leadership Columbia Class.

Intellectual Property Group Recognized in Leading Trade Publication
Nexsen Pruet announced today that it has been recognized in "Who Protects Innovation in America 2008" by IP Law & Business.

Publications

LightSwitch - Intellectual Property Law Bulletin
This edition contains the following articles:
- The America Invents Act
Mike Mann discusses the most comprehensive reform of the U.S. patent system since 1952.
- NPR's This American Life Takes on the Patent System
Dan Leonardi reviews "When Patents Attack," the recent episode from radio show This American Life.
- Hey! You Stole the Invention I Paid You to Invent!
Will Lewis addresses the best way to ensure employees do not run off with the inventions they were hired to invent.

LightSwitch - Intellectual Property Law Bulletin
This edition contains the following articles:
- Stanford v. Roche: A Cautionary Tail for Employers
- Intellectual Property is 80% of the Value of a Business!
- Avoiding Confrontations with Licensing Firms

LightSwitch - Intellectual Property Law Bulletin
This edition contains the following articles:
- World's Largest Patent Troll Finishes Cookbook, Files Lawsuit
- Design Patents
- Why Should We Care About Alternative Energy and Going Green?

LightSwitch - Intellectual Property Law Bulletin
This edition contains the following articles:
- The Patent Reform Act of 2010
- Notable IP Group Activities
- The Transformative Obama "Hope" Poster Fair Use or an Infringing Derivative Work?

LightSwitch - Intellectual Property Law Bulletin
Damages in Patent Cases - Part 3

LightSwitch - Intellectual Property Law Bulletin
Damages in Patent Cases - Part 2

LightSwitch - Intellectual Property Law Bulletin
Damages in Patent Cases - Part 1

Race-Conscious Admissions in Higher Education, 28 J.C. & U.L. 153 (2001)

Civic & Professional Memberships

· Federal Bar Association

· Richland County Bar Association

 
ISLN917925014
 
Profile Visibility
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Office Information

Dan Leonardi

1230 Main Street, Suite 700
ColumbiaSC 29201




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