Daniel Tarr practices in the area of intellectual property law with a focus on patent procurement and prosecution, enforcement and licensing, and patent litigation. Mr. Tarr has counseled clients in all aspects of domestic and international patent portfolio management and has extensive experience in diverse technical areas, including medical devices, medical imaging devices, global positioning systems, communication systems, semiconductor devices and manufacturing, acoustic systems, guided wave systems, electronics, smart cards, software and business methods, distributed ledgers (i.e., blockchain), and housewares.
Mr. Tarr has experience in patent disputes in federal district courts and before the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board. His litigation experience includes, among other fields, medical devices, database management and development software, and speech recognition technology. He is experienced in patent and prior art analysis, infringement analysis, summary judgment briefing, preparation of infringement/invalidity contentions, expert reports, pre-trial orders, and trial briefs.
Mr. Tarr is a 2012 summa cum laude graduate of University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he was an editorial board member of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review and elected to the Order of the Coif, and a 2009 graduate of Temple University (B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering).
Areas of Practice
- Intellectual Property
- Technology Transactions and Licensing
- Nuance Communications, Inc. v. MModal LLC, (D. Del. 2017) – Representing MModal in patent infringement suit concerning speech recognition and transcription technologies.
- Finjan, Inc. v. SonicWall, Inc., (N.D. Cal. 2017) – Representing SonicWall in patent infringement suit concerning computer security.
- Defended leading enterprise software company in a five-patent case concerning multidimensional databases and parallel processing technology, filed in the Eastern District of Tennessee. Case successfully settled at an early stage.
- Represented Polder Housewares and its affiliates in the sale of substantially all of their assets – including intellectual property assets – to a buyer which is majority owned by entities affiliated with Topspin Partners, a suburban New York-based private equity fund.
- Represented artist in preparation and execution of copyright transfer agreement to secure rights to deceased relative’s works for biography.
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2012
- Editorial Board Member, University of Pittsburgh Law Review
- Order of the Coif
- Temple University, B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2009
- Duane Morris LLP
- Associate, 2014-present
- K&L Gates
- Patent Attorney/Patent Agent, 2011-2014
Civic and Charitable Activities
Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
- Pennsylvania Patent Pro Bono Program Volunteer
- Represented Artist in copyright license negotiations and copyright clearance search
Georgia Lawyers for the Arts
- Georgia Patents Volunteer
Widener Veteran’s Law Clinic
Author, "Open Season on Open Source?" World Intellectual Property Review, June 12, 2019
Quoted, "What’s The State of Blockchain In The Legal Industry? 9 Experts Share Their Insights," Disruptor Daily, April 12, 2019
Selected Speaking Engagements
Presenter, “E-Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” Duane Morris Commercial Contracts Checkup Series, Webinar, January 24, 2019
Presenter, "Blockchain Business Applications: Dot-Com Bust or Business Boom?" Duane Morris Commercial Contracts Checkup Series, Philadelphia and Webinar, October 11, 2018
Presenter, "Spring 2018 Orientation," Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, March 27, 2018
Presenter, “Standards-Essential Patents: Licensing and Policy Considerations,” CLE Presentation, May 9, 2017
Presenter, “An Overview of Smart Contracts: The Future of Legal or Crypto Daydream”, Internal Presentation, August 18, 2016
Presenter, “A Primer on Inter Partes Review,” CLE Presentation, September 11, 2014