View all Webinars
Need to decide if you should file patent applications abroad? In this advanced webinar series, we'll take a look at strategies and best practices for key countries outside of the United States.
How to Win Friends and Influence Patent Examiners
In this presentation, we'll take a look at the USPTO's count system and how it is used to influence and evaluate the performance of Patent Examiners.
Top 3 Issues for Corporations and Universities
Check out this webinar to see what a University or Corporation needs to assure its rightful ownership of inventions.

Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner

Close     Close Mobile Menu
Areas of Practice
  • Electrical & Computers
  • Medical Devices
  • Software & E-Commerce
IP Services
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Portfolio Management & Analysis
  • Foreign Rights
Bar Admissions & Associations

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