Daniel Yannuzzi

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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El Camino Real 12275
San Diego 92130 CA US

Daniel N. Yannuzzi is a partner and Practice Group Leader of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. He advises clients in all areas of intellectual property law, including patent and other intellectual property litigation, strategic portfolio development, technology licensing, and transactional matters. Mr. Yannuzzi has extensive experience advising high-technology companies and their stakeholders on complex, business-critical IP matters.

Mr. Yannuzzi’s practice involves intellectual property litigation, with an emphasis on patent litigation; developing IP strategies and IP portfolios aligned with business goals; assessing, avoiding and responding to third-party IP threats; in-bound and out-bound technology licensing, including standards-based licensing; and negotiating IP asset transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and the like.

He has advised a wide range of industry leaders, including companies such as Olympus Corporation, Hewlett-Packard, Samsung, Conexant Systems, Fujitsu, Cadence Design Systems and Targus. Mr. Yannuzzi has served as primary outside intellectual property counsel to numerous electronics, software, telecommunications, and medical device companies.

Previously, Mr. Yannuzzi was a partner and co-manager of the electrical patent practice group at a prestigious Washington D.C. firm. Mr. Yannuzzi also has several years of in-house legal experience, where he served as Vice President of Worldwide Legal Affairs and Assistant Corporate Secretary to Skyworks Solutions, Inc., and as Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel to Conexant Systems, Inc., a multi-billion dollar semiconductor company.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Mr. Yannuzzi was an engineering manager at Allied Signal Aerospace, where he managed the development and integration of spacecraft communication and tracking systems for various NASA programs. He also led a team of scientists and engineers in the development of high precision satellite laser ranging systems for NASA’s Crustal Dynamics Project.


  • J.D., University of Maryland School of Law, 1993, with honors
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 1986
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Delaware, 1982


  • California
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office


  • Member, SDIPLA
  • Member, AIPLA


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