Dan brings more than three decades of legal experience to his clients as a member of the Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals industry team. He practices in all areas of intellectual property law, with an emphasis on litigation of patent cases. He has also worked on matters involving patent prosecution, trademark clearance and registration, licensing, negotiations and preparation of validity, right-to-use, infringement opinions and trade secret claims.
Dan's victories for clients in the pharmaceuticals and medical device industries include:
•Litigating the ibandronate Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) case for Apotex.
Before attending law school, Dan was an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard.
Awards and Recognitions
Illinois Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property, 2005
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
BloomTree Learning Community, Prescott, Ariz.
•Litigated the ibandronate ANDA case for Apotex Inc. This drug is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis
•Defended against $500 million claim of patent misuse. Minebea Co. v. Papst Licensing, 444 F.Supp.2d 68 (D.D.C. 2006)
•Obtained a reversal of a multimillion-dollar verdict of patent infringement involving truck transmissions. Eaton Corp. v. Rockwell International Corp. and Arvin Meritor Inc., 323 F.3d 1332 (Fed.Cir. 2003)
•Obtained a summary judgment of noninfringement for a patent infringement claim against client involving data compression in computer modems. Holtz v. Conexant Systems Inc., Case No. 97-CV-20493 (N.D.Cal.), aff'd, 2002 WL 31875667 (Fed.Cir.)
•Assisted Ohio counsel in persuading the judge to vacate a temporary restraining order that he had previously entered against client and to deny a preliminary injunction in a service mark case. Charter National Bank and Trust v. Charter One Financial Inc., 65 USPQ2d 1684 (N.D.Il. 2001)
•Assisted Florida counsel in obtaining summary judgments dismissing patent infringement and trade secret claims in a case involving jet engine parts. United Technologies Corp. v. Heico Corp., et al., 60 F.Supp. 2d 1306 (S.D.Fla. 1999)
•Obtained a multimillion-dollar jury verdict for client for patent infringement involving hay balers. Case Corp. v. New Holland North America Inc., Case No. 95 C 1225 (E.D.Wisc. 1999)
•Secured multimillion-dollar jury verdict for client for patent infringement and false advertising involving typewriter ribbon cassettes. Smith Corona Corp. v. Pelikan Inc., 784 F.Supp. 452 (N.D.Tenn. 1992), aff'd., 1993 WL 192516 (Fed. Cir.)
•Obtained summary judgments for clients accused of trade dress infringement and breach of franchise contracts. Watch What Develops Franchise Concepts Inc., et al. v. Par Five Inc., et al., 110 F.R.D. 243 (N.D.Ohio 1986), mod., 1987 WL 38109 (SixthCir.)
•Obtained a jury verdict of noninfringement for patent infringement claims against client involving digital noise reducers for TV circuits. Cooper v. Harris Corp., Case No. C-82-1060 (N.D. Ohio 1987)
4.22.10 Intellectual Property Seminar
Seminar Chicago, IL
1.01.97 Patent Practice, PRI