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Biography

Dan Sharpe’s practice includes all aspects of patent prosecution and portfolio development in a variety of technologies including sporting goods, augmented reality, safety equipment, apparel, and medical devices. Clients of all sizes have relied on Dan for advice regarding patent procurement, drafting, and enforcement.

Dan has litigated patents in technologies ranging from pharmaceuticals to consumer products to waterpark attractions, and he leverages that experience to provide insight for developing patent portfolios as well as for evaluating the potential risks posed by competitors’ patents.

Dan joins BoMc after practicing for a combined eight years at a large general practice firm and a large international IP firm. Prior to law school, Dan worked as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), where he reviewed patent applications covering fluid handling and dispensing technologies such as fuel injection, irrigation, and fire suppression systems.

Highlights

  • Managed the patent portfolio of an international sporting goods company including working with product engineers to secure foreign and domestic patent assets.
  • Represented the inventor and manufacturer of an improved opiate addiction treatment in several U.S. district courts.
  • Worked with professors at a research university to protect and help commercialize their research.

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Virginia

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2012
  • Princeton University, B.S.E., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 2007