Daniel McDonald
As chair of Merchant & Gould’s Litigation practice group who has won trials, secured expedited relief, and succeeded in securing multi-million dollar awards for his clients, Dan is a seasoned litigator and trial lawyer who knows how to solve problems. He gets his clients—whom he describes as brilliant, creative, trailblazers—involved in the decision-making process, explaining the risks and benefits of different strategies so they can make smart cost-benefit decisions.Dan represents clients in patent litigation, copyright litigation, trademark/trade dress litigation, and trade secret litigation with an emphasis on electronics, software, and Internet issues. He has represented clients ranging from individual inventors to the British Post Office, in cases involving a broad spectrum of technologies from software, digital imaging, telecommunications, and electronics to apparel, aerospace, printing, and materials handling. He has obtained an “exceptional” case finding after trying a patent case to verdict, obtaining attorneys’ fees and punitive damages affirmed on appeal.

Dan has participated in the Pro Se Project of the Federal Bar Association, assisting pro se litigants in navigating the court system. He enjoys bicycling, stargazing with a telescope, coaching his kids’ basketball teams, and traveling with the family.

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