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About Dan

Strategic, experienced IP counsel with a focus on patent preparation and prosecution

Dan Pote is an intellectual property (IP) strategist who counsels clients on a wide range of IP matters, focusing on global patent preparation and prosecution. He assists with issues related to infringement, validity, enforceability studies, IP due diligence, and ex parte and inter partes patent reexaminations. He also helps clients with matters related to invention harvesting, copyright and trademark counseling, and cybersecurity issues, including information security and data privacy. Dan represents companies with many different types of technologies, including:

  • Software
  • Electronics
  • Robotics
  • Machine learning and predictive analytics
  • Cloud computing
  • Cryptography

Dan is committed to providing IP counseling that comprehends the larger context of a client’s strategic and tactical business objectives.

Experience in Action

  • Manages large domestic and foreign IP portfolios for clients in various fields, such as plant-based fiber technology, semiconductor devices and eye-tracking technology.
  • Counsels early-stage and startup clients regarding patent protection and the avoidance of crowded patent landscapes, particularly in the fields of artificial intelligence—such as the application of machine learning techniques to medical, financial and other technological fields.
  • Advises clients with IP strategies for software-based technologies related to user interfaces, cross-compiler systems, solar energy management, neural networks and the like.
  • Represents clients in connection with trademark opposition matters.
  • Prepares and revises privacy policies and terms of use for websites and mobile applications.


  • Secured early patents relating to autonomous driving for a major automaker.
  • Managed patent portfolio for a large semiconductor company and a biodegradable product company.
  • Assisted litigation attorney with securing a defense verdict in a patent infringement lawsuit relating to traffic control devices.

Professional Recognitions

  • Phoenix Magazine “Top Lawyer” (2022: Intellectual Property & Technology)
  • Best Lawyers in America® (2023: Trademark Law; 2021-present: Copyright Law, Patent Law)

Professional & Civic Activities

  • State Bar of Arizona Intellectual Property Section, chair of executive council (2023-present)
  • City of Chandler, Merit System board member (2015-present)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, member

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