Daniel C. Leonardi: Lawyer with Nexsen Pruet, LLC

Daniel C. Leonardi

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

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Data & Intellectual Assets
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Start-ups
 
University Georgia Institute of Technology, B.M.E., with honor, 1998
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Notre Dame, J.D., magna cum laude, 2002
 
AdmittedSouth Carolina; U.S. District Court; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; U.S. Court of Appeals; U.S. Court of Appeals
 
Memberships 

Civic & Professional MembershipsFederal Bar Association
•Richland County Bar Association
•Leadership Columbia, 2009-2010

 
Biography

Daniel C. 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. Dan earned his J.D. at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, where he served as Executive Editor of theJournal of College and University Law.Practice and Firm Involvement

In the intellectual property field, Dan 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, Dan has extensive experience in product liability actions, including medical device and pharmaceutical cases, as well as complex class actions. Dan also serves on the firm's recruiting and retention committee.Prior Legal Experience

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Before coming to Nexsen Pruet, Dan 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. He 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

Dan is active in the South Carolina Bar and is a member of the Professional Responsibility Committee and the Professional Liability Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors of The Navigator Corporation, and on the Board of Directors of Birthright of Columbia.

RecognitionsDan was named toColumbia Business Monthly'sList of Legal Elite for 2013. This list appears in the October edition of the magazine.

Outside Nexsen Pruet

Dan 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. Dan, his wife, and three children attend St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Dan and his wife enjoy traveling, especially to the Piemonte region of northern Italy.

 
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Office Information

Daniel C. Leonardi

1230 Main Street, Suite 700
ColumbiaSC 29201




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