Daniel F. Roland focuses on intellectual property litigation before the district courts, representing clients in both patent and trade secrets cases. His experience covers nearly all aspects of litigation, including conducting pre-suit due diligence investigations; developing case strategies; managing discovery; taking and defending depositions; and drafting pleadings, motions, and pre-trial briefing.
With more than ten years of experience in intellectual property, Dan’s background covers the technology spectrum. Although Dan concentrates his practice on litigation, he also has extensive experience before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), prosecuting patent applications and participating in post-grant proceedings.
With an emphasis on mechanical and electro-mechanical technologies, Dan’s technical background spans a wide array of subjects. He has represented clients in several technical areas, including pharmaceutical, vehicular, industrial manufacturing, consumer goods, electronics, and sports and fitness.
Before joining Finnegan and while attending law school, Dan served as a patent examiner at the USPTO, handling U.S. and international patent applications in mechanical technologies relating primarily to sports and fitness equipment.
Dan previously worked as a project engineer for an international general contractor in the construction industry. While earning his undergraduate degree, Dan worked for the Naval Research Laboratory.
At NRL, he conducted research relating to electromechanical properties of various materials, which included performing ballistic testing of elastomeric coatings on metal substrates, carrying out P-V-T measurements on polymers, performing uniaxial extension measurements on rubber at high strain rates, and optimizing a custom-made instrument for high-speed mechanical testing.
- George Washington University Law School J.D., with high honors, 2013
- University of Maryland B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2005
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, Hon. Alvin A. Schall
- District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court, W.D. Michigan
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Professional Activities :
- Maryland State Bar Association
- Order of the Coif
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