Daniel McGrath

Associate

Boston, MA
D: 617.345.3584
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Massachusetts

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Education

J.D., summa cum laude, Suffolk University Law School

B.S., Civil Engineering, cum laude, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Daniel McGrath grew up on the North Shore and has lived, worked, and attended school in the Greater Boston area for his entire life. Prior to law school, Dan worked as a field engineer for the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority, working on a broad spectrum of projects related to alternative energy and water and wastewater transmission and treatment. Dan attended law school at Suffolk University, working full time at a Boston law firm while graduating summa cum laude and completing an IP concentration with distinction.

At Burns & Levinson, Dan leverages his broad engineering background to assist in patent matters covering a wide range of technology including sensors, signal processing, computer software and networking, and medical devices. He counsels clients on their IP portfolio and handles all aspects of patent prosecution from patent drafting up through appeal. Clients look to Dan when they need assistance in the pre-litigation stage, strategizing ways to challenge competitors while avoiding infringing on competitor IP rights. To that end, Dan has drafted infringement, non-infringement, validity, and invalidity opinions in a variety of technology areas. When a dispute arises, Dan takes an active role in litigation, relying on his experience as a patent prosecutor, his technical background, and extensive litigation experience to achieve favorable results for his clients. Throughout these processes, Dan prides himself on focusing on the particular needs of each client and developing a plan that works best for them.

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

Suffolk University Law School

  • Trustee Academic Scholarship
  • Legal Practice Skills (LPS) - Best Oral Advocate Award
  • Judge Harry Kalus Book Award - Excellence in Massachusetts Practice Course
  • Jurisprudence Award: Torts
  • Intellectual Property Concentration, with Distinction
  • Summa Cum Laude Honors

Engineer-in-Training Certification, passed Fundamentals of Engineering Exam

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Daniel McGrath
Practices
  • IP Litigation
  • Intellectual Property & IP Litigation
Education

J.D., summa cum laude, Suffolk University Law School

B.S., Civil Engineering, cum laude, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Admissions

Massachusetts

United States Patent and Trademark Office

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