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Background

Daniel Taylor is an Associate in the Delaware* office of Fish & Richardson, where he focuses on intellectual property litigation. He comes to the firm after several years as a law clerk in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. In his time with the court, Daniel worked on numerous patent infringement cases as well as other civil litigation, including: contract disputes, corporate matters and securities cases. His experience with the court included a wide range of motions practice ranging from discovery disputes and motions to dismiss to summary judgment and post-trial briefing. On the patent side, Daniel has extensive experience assisting judges to prepare for Markman hearings and to develop the ensuing claim constructions. He began at the court as a judicial law clerk, serving The Hon. Sue L. Robinson in her last year on the bench. Thereafter, Daniel worked as a court law clerk assigned to the court’s magistrate and visiting judges, including: Hon. Mary Pat Thynge, Hon. Christopher J. Burke, and Hon. Joseph F. Bataillon (D. Neb.).

Prior to his time in Delaware, Daniel prosecuted electrical and computer patent applications for a Boston law firm. During law school he worked as a patent agent, searching prior art and clearing products in “freedom-to-operate” assessments. He also assisted with patent portfolio development and management. In law school, Daniel provided local inventors and business owners with patent and trademark assistance through the school’s IP clinic. He also served a range of general practice clients in Maine state courts through the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic. Also as a law student, Daniel was a judicial extern to the Hon. Kermit V. Lipez of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

In the years before he entered the law, Daniel was a Boston-based high-technology industry analyst. In this role, he gained working expertise in numerous emerging computing, networking, software, and communications technologies. Industry analysts deliver services that include syndicated research, market forecasts, competitive intelligence databases, and strategic consulting. In the consulting role, Daniel developed an extensive practice assisting technology companies with strategic early-stage product management and marketing functions that included: mapping competitive landscapes, developing business cases, identifying go-to-market strategies, and drafting market and product requirements documents.

Daniel began his career as a product manager for digital imaging services and for mobile video technologies. He studied engineering mechanics at Johns Hopkins University and systems engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.

*Not admitted to practice in Delaware – practice in Delaware limited to federal courts and agencies listed below or otherwise authorized by law. Work conducted in Delaware supervised by a member of the Delaware bar.

Education

University of Maine School of Law 2015
magna cum laude
Staff Member, Maine Law Review
Moot Court, Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition
Edward T. Gignoux Award for Appellate Advocacy
ABA/Bloomberg BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law, J.D.


Johns Hopkins University 1991
Engineering Mechanics, B.S.

Admissions

  • Massachusetts 2015
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2012

Clerkships

United States District Court for the District of Delaware, The Honorable Sue L. Robinson, 2016 - 2017

Memberships & Affiliations

ABA
AIPLA
Boston Patent Law Association
Federal Circuit Bar Association

Other Distinctions

Publications

Daniel Taylor, Down the Rabbit Hole: Who Will Stand Up For Software Patents After Alice?, 68 Me. L. Rev. 217 (2016).

Daniel Taylor, Alice and the Case of The Terrible Twos, First Place, 2015 Boston Patent Law Association Writing Competition.