Dan Laine is an associate with the firm and is involved in virtually all aspects of IP practice. Dan works closely with clients to develop an understanding of their business and leverages such understanding in delivering prudent advice and tailored work product. Dan is tireless in his commitment to helping clients achieve their business goals.
Dan regularly assists clients in the development and execution of worldwide patent procurement strategies where he looks at all possible ways of adding value. Dan has significant experience in the management of complex patentability and freedom to operate studies. With his skills honed through such experience, and his experience in evaluating the IP ownership and obligations of various acquisition targets, Dan has been instrumental in the success of many due diligence investigations. In addition, Dan maintains versatility in his approach to the delivery of clearance opinions in order to best address anticipated future events and other factors unique to the commercial activity at issue.
Prior to law school, Dan, a professional engineer licensed to practice in the Province of Ontario, spent many years as a civil engineer and was involved in the design and construction of projects across Canada. In particular, Dan designed and consulted on building projects in Vancouver and in the Canadian arctic, while also delivering on and offsite management for heavy civil transportation infrastructure projects in Toronto. Dan brought his dedication, hard work and excellence to law school, and was elected to the Order of the Coif upon graduating from Rutgers School of Law. While in law school, Dan was a Managing Editor of the Rutgers Law Review and served as an intern for the Honorable Paul J. Vichness in New Jersey Superior Court.
Dan Laine, an associate, is a professional engineer licensed to practice in the Province of Ontario and brings many years of practical experience as a civil engineer to the firm. Dan has designed the superstructure plans for a range of commercial and residential developments including a large casino project in Vancouver, British Columbia and the complex foundations needed for a gas-fired power plant. He also prepared rehabilitation assessments on buildings in the Canadian arctic. In construction, Dan managed the day-to-day implementation of heavy civil infrastructure contracts ranging from the establishment of a right of way for light rail transit to a grade separation for an arterial roadway to support commuter trains.
In graduate school at the University of Toronto, Dan conducted an empirical study in support of his thesis on the performance of concrete structures retrofitted using fiber reinforced polymers. He was published for this work in Behavior of Normal- and High-Strength Confined Concrete, 110 ACI Structural Journal 989 (Nov. 2013).
Dan brought his dedication, hard work and excellence to law school, and was elected to the Order of the Coif upon graduating from Rutgers School of Law. While in law school, Dan was a Managing Editor of the Rutgers Law Review and served as an intern for the Honorable Paul J. Vichness in New Jersey Superior Court.
Dan applies his civil engineering skills to his practice, which encompasses all areas of intellectual property. Dan regularly performs studies, prepares and prosecutes patent and trademark applications and engages in litigation related matters, including performance of pre-suit validity and infringement analyses and drafting of motion papers. Dan serves clients over a wide range of technology areas.
Due Diligence, Mergers and Acquisitions
IP Asset Management
Trademark and Trade Dress Procurement
2014, New Jersey
2015, New York
2020, United States Patent & Trademark Office
J.D., magna cum laude, Rutgers School of Law– Newark 2014; elected
to Order of the Coif; Managing Editor, Rutgers Law Review
M.A.Sc., Civil Engineering, University of Toronto 2004
B. Eng., Civil Engineering, McMaster University 2002
Gregory S. Gewirtz and Daniel P. Laine, ANDA Litigation: Strategies and Tactics for Pharmaceutical Patent Litigators - Chapter 15: Summary Judgment (Kenneth L. Dorsney, ABA 3d ed. 2020)
"Patent Protection Abroad: Getting Your Ducks in a Row Before Filing Across the Pond" by Ryan Bergeron, James Vezeris and Daniel Laine published in the issue of the New Jersey Law Journal on Sept. 14, 2020.