Daniel J. Goettle is co-leader of BakerHostetler’s national Patent Litigation team, and a member of the firm’s management committee. Dan represents technology companies in patent litigation in the fields of computer science, cellular networks, and electrical and mechanical engineering.
Dan represents multinational companies in federal court, as well as before the U.S. International Trade Commission. He also represents patent owners and petitioners in inter partes review proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and to date has successfully completed more than a dozen such reviews.
- As lead trial counsel, won a jury verdict of patent infringement on behalf of one of the nation’s largest cable companies after a two-and-a-half-week trial in Pennsylvania federal court over a patent related to text messaging in cellular networks.
- Lead counsel for a multinational software company in a patent case pending first in Virginia and then in California, successfully achieving cancellation of all asserted claims of the eight patents at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
- Represented a patent owner in an invalidation proceeding before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, winning validity of a strategically-important patent despite what one author described as “an insurmountable” case.
- Represented a large defense contractor for the U.S. Department of Defense in a patent case pending in New Jersey. Successfully achieved cancellation of all asserted claims of the three patents at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
- Led a trial team in a multi-patent dispute on behalf of a multinational software company before the International Trade Commission. The case centered on open-source operating system software and settled favorably for the client after trial.
- A member of a trial team that won a $45 million willful-infringement jury verdict in Delaware federal court in a case involving a wireless-technology patent; in a later lawsuit involving the same infringer, successful examination of the opposing expert led to a voluntary dismissal of the action on the eve of the trial.
- Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association
- Philadelphia Bar Association
- LL.M., Trial Advocacy, Temple University Beasley School of Law, 2010
- J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 1999, with honors
- B.S., Electrical Engineering, United States Coast Guard Academy, 1992, with honors
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registration No. 50,983
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