Daniel Sharpe is an associate in Troutman Sanders’ Intellectual Property and Business Litigation practices. His practice includes a variety of IP litigation, prosecution, licensing, and due diligence matters.
Dan’s practice includes patent litigation. He has been involved in litigations before U.S. district courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission, as well as the Federal Circuit.
Dan has experience in all phases of litigation, including conducting pre-suit analyses on validity and infringement, drafting motions and briefs, managing document review and production, preparing for depositions, arguing motions and discovery disputes, and preparing for and conducting trials in district court.
Dan has represented clients in a wide variety of industries including pharmaceuticals (Hatch-Waxman litigation), medical devices, apparel, and consumer products. Dan’s practice further includes patent prosecution as well as portfolio development and strategic counseling.
He regularly counsels clients on all aspects of IP law, including infringement and validity analyses, the America Invents Act, patent licensing agreements, portfolio strategy, and foreign filing strategy.
He also drafts and prosecutes U.S. patent applications on behalf of clients, covering mechanical and electrical technologies including those used in medical devices, automotive systems, computer hardware, virtual and augmented reality systems, electrical power generation and distribution equipment, industrial manufacturing equipment, and consumer products.
Prior to law school, Dan was a patent examiner at the USPTO, where he examined in the mechanical arts. In particular, Dan examined technologies such as fluid systems, irrigation devices, medical devices, automotive technologies, fire suppressant systems, and automation control systems.
Professional Experience : Patent Examiner, United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2007-2009
- University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2012
- Princeton University, B.S., 2007, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
BAR ADMISSIONS : Virginia, District of Columbia, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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