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Daniel Shanley

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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

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Daniel focuses his practice on electro-mechanical patent matters. His practice includes preparing and prosecuting U.S., P.C.T. and foreign utility and design patent applications; patent office post-grant proceedings; strategic counseling and due diligence; managing complex patent prosecution dockets; conducting studies of patent validity and infringement; performing freedom-to-operate studies; and assisting with intellectual property licensing and litigation. He has expertise in a variety of fields, including automotive, medical devices, oil and gas, electronics, marine engines, turbines and consumer products. Daniel’s clients include Toyota, NICHIA, ExxonMobil, Kinetic Concepts Inc., University of Tennessee Research Foundation and VF Corporation, among others.

Daniel’s prior experience includes working as an electro-mechanical engineer for the Department of the Navy, serving as an officer in the United States Naval Reserve, and, while attending law school, working as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in the mechanical arts.


  • American Bar Association, member of ABA IPL Patent Litigation Committee (co-chair of the design patent subcommittee) 
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association, member of the Industrial Designs Committee


  • JD, 2003, The George Washington University Law School
  • BSME, 1996, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

United States: Intellectual property

Patent: prosecution (including reexamination and post-grant proceedings)

Within: Patent: prosecution (including reexamination and post-grant proceedings)

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP‘s ‘responsive’ team delivers ‘thorough work’ and ‘is willing to go the extra mile’. With experience in devising offensive and defensive patent portfolios, the team regularly assists large corporates, start-ups and non-profit entities. Washington DC partners Ping Wang and Daniel Shanley as well as Houston’s Gregory Porter are the main contacts. Apple engaged the team with the representation in an IPR involving a semiconductor memory device and in the electro-mechanical sector, the group assisted the University of Tennessee Research Foundation with the prosecution of domestic and international patents. Nichia recently joined Toyota, Sony and Image Processing Technologies on the client roster. Michael Levy is now in-house counsel at Bayer HealthCare, Douglas Rommelmann left for Bracewell LLP and Sean Wooden joined Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. Michael Ye joined Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP.

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