Dan is an intellectual property attorney with a background rooted in engineering. He brings a unique perspective to patent law, seamlessly merging technical acumen with legal prowess.

Over a decade of hands-on engineering experience forms the foundation of Dan’s patent practice, ensuring innovative solutions and strategic counsel for clients navigating the complexities of intellectual property.

Dan’s journey from engineer to patent attorney has equipped him with a deep understanding of the innovation landscape. Leveraging technical proficiency, Dan navigates the intricacies of patent law to secure and defend intellectual property rights. Clients benefit not only from legal insight but also from a practitioner who comprehends the intricacies of their inventions on a fundamental level.

In the dynamic intersection of law and technology, Dan stands as a trusted advisor. Combining a decade-long legal career with a robust engineering foundation, Dan is dedicated to providing clients with forward-thinking strategies, safeguarding their innovations, and fostering a legacy of technological advancement. 



  • Automotive systems and subsystems
  • Farm equipment
  • Home goods
  • Garage storage and organization
  • Surgical utensils
  • Marketing tools
  • White goods industries including washing machines and dryers, dishwashers, and refrigerators



  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., 2010, cum laude
  • Western Michigan University, B.S., 1999


  • Iowa, 2017
  • Michigan, 2011
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2009

Civic & Professional

Professional Activities

  • Ankeny Christian Academy, Board Member, 2023
  • Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association, President, 2021


  • Ankeny Chamber of Commerce, Member, 2023

News & Insights

Publications & Presentations

  • Author, “Space commerce, drones draw legal interest,” Aerospace America, December 2017
  • Author, “Who Owns the Rights to Content Created by Artificial Intelligence Generators,” September 21, 2024
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