Daniel Taskalos

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest 2099
Washington 20006 DC US

Daniel T. Taskalos is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice encompasses all areas of intellectual property law, focusing on patent prosecution, strategic portfolio development and counseling, technology licensing, and transactional matters.

Mr. Taskalos leverages his varied background to address complex issues for clients. As a registered patent agent, he drafts and prosecutes patent applications for clients in a wide range of technical disciplines, including satellite telecommunications, semiconductors, MEMS design and fabrication, pharmacology, payment networks, big data, and social media applications, among others.

He also has experience in litigation matters, including patent portfolio analysis in the FRAND context. In addition, Mr. Taskalos provides strategic counseling and due diligence for corporate transactions, freedom-to-operate analysis, and portfolio management and valuation.

Mr. Taskalos has experience preparing petitions and filings for inter partes review. Prior to law school, Mr. Taskalos worked as a systems engineer for BAE Systems, Inc., where he designed and tested radio and power distribution systems, as well as assisted with project management and business development.

While at BAE Systems, Mr. Taskalos also researched using a single wavelength for full-duplex laser communication, for which the team obtained a patent (United States Patent No. 8,417,125). During undergraduate study, he worked in both the electric utility industry and construction, and participated in a senior design project focused on the biomedical field.


  • J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, 2014, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif,Executive Editor – San Diego Law Review
  • B.S., Engineering Physics, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2008, with honors


  • California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


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