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Ownership Transfer Analytics
Ownership transfer analytics can reveal a great deal of information about the strategic needs and perceptions of a company. This program will explain how to execute these analytics and the insight to be gained from them.
How to Maximize Protection: Patenting Inventions Including Chemical Features
Obtaining patent protection for inventions including chemical features has important differences from other subject matter. Learn how to maximize your chances of obtaining broad protection.
The Advanced Guide to Understanding the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and Unitary Patent (UP) Under the European Patent System
Later this year the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and Unitary Patent (UP) will come into effect, which will impact all users of the European patent system. This webinar will provide an overview of the new legal system and strategic considerations.

Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner

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Areas of Practice
  • Electrical & Computers
  • Medical Devices
  • Software & E-Commerce
IP Services
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Portfolio Management & Analysis
  • Foreign Rights
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Daniel Mertes is a registered patent attorney and Principal at Schwegman.  He has patent experience in various technology areas, including medical devices, electrical systems, telecommunications, computer hardware and software and semiconductor devices.  His practice includes patent prosecution and intellectual property counseling.  He received his undergraduate degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his law degree from the University of Minnesota.  Prior to law school, Dan worked at IBM in Rochester, Minnesota in computer hardware development.  Dan is admitted to practice law in Wisconsin and Minnesota.  He is also admitted to the U.S.D.C. for the District of Minnesota, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  Dan is located in Wisconsin as a Satellite Attorney.


University of Minnesota Law School
Minneapolis, MN, 1995
J.D., Honors: Magna Cum Laude

University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI, 1992, B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Honors: Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu,
Engineering Honor Societies

Bar Admissions & Associations
Bar Admissions & Associations
Bar Admissions
U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

American Intellectual Property Law Association
American Bar Association – Intellectual Property Law Section
State Bar of Wisconsin- Intellectual Property Law Section