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Best Practices for Efficient Docketing of Routine Formalities
There are a dizzying array of requirements in various countries for formal documents, and a corresponding array of deadlines. Learn about the most common requirements and how best to docket for them.
Getting Trademarks Right and Building Powerful Brand Equity from the Start
The ability of a company to obtain strong and defensible trademarks and domain names, and avoid infringement of other parties’ trademarks, is of great importance to building powerful brand equity. This webinar will bring you through the steps on how to position your company for an optimal outcome.

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