Dr. Daniel W. Clarke

Partner

Boston, MA
D: 617.345.3536
Overview
Bar Admissions

Massachusetts

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education

J.D., with distinction, Suffolk University Law School

Ph.D., Molecular Microbiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

B.A., University of Texas

With over twelve years of experience, Dr. Dan Clarke has developed a reputation for delivering high quality service when advising clients on their intellectual property matters. As a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property group, he focuses on patent preparation and worldwide prosecution primarily in the life sciences industry. Dan has experience in a wide spectrum of life sciences technologies, including immunology (e.g., antibodies and chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells), microbiology (e.g., probiotics and recombinant bacteria), genetics (e.g., gene editing and RNAi), oncology (e.g., immune checkpoint inhibitors and antigen-targeted nanoparticles), molecular diagnostics (e.g., biomarkers for disease detection and evaluation), molecular biology (e.g., next generation sequencing and single cell analysis systems), medical devices (e.g., biologically-enhanced scaffolds and microfluidics), tissue and cell engineering/regeneration (e.g., stem cell technologies), and small molecule therapeutics (e.g., new chemical entities for treatment of various diseases), among many others.

Dan's practice also involves performing due diligence evaluations of intellectual property portfolios including patentability, invalidity, non-infringement, and freedom-to-operate analyses. He works with a broad range of clients from academic institutions to small biotech start-ups and large pharmaceutical companies as well as the licensees of their intellectual property rights.

Experience

Experience

  • Performed a freedom-to-operate analysis for an immunotherapeutic product of a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company.
  • Actively involved in the prosecution of complex patent portfolios related to the synthesis of new biomaterials for tissue engineering and drug delivery.
  • Completed an intellectual property due diligence for the ~ $40 million sale of a crucial client product to a major nutritional company.
Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce: Boston's Future Leaders (2016)

Recognized in Massachusetts Super Lawyers as a Rising Star (2016-2018)

Community Involvement

Community Involvement

Habitat for Humanity Build, Volunteer

Memberships

Boston Bar Association

Boston Patent Law Association

Sigma XI, the Scientific Research Society

Articles & Publications

Articles & Publications

Dr. Clarke has authored and presented scientific publications in the fields of immunology, microbiology, parasitology, and ophthalmology.

interviews

"Joys and Challenges of IP Practice at the Intersection of Science and Business," Corporate Counsel Business Journal, July 2018

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Dr. Daniel W. Clarke
Practices
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property & IP Litigation
  • Life Sciences
  • Patent
Education

J.D., with distinction, Suffolk University Law School

Ph.D., Molecular Microbiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

B.A., University of Texas

Admissions

Massachusetts

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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