Daniel Rose



Daniel Rose is a partner and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he is involved in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the areas of electronics, networking telecommunications, computer hardware and software, medical devices and adaptive technologies. Daniel has advised companies ranging from Fortune 1000 multinationals to basement startups in the areas of network security and cloud storage, bioinformatics and big data processing, and signal processing and communications. He provides advice on domestic and international patent portfolio development, infringement and patentability opinions, post-grant proceedings before the USPTO and IP diligence for mergers and acquisitions. Daniel also provides business intelligence and analysis based on domestic and foreign filing patterns of leading industry competitors. He is a member of the Electronics Practice and the Technology Industry Team.

Prior to joining Foley, Daniel was a patent agent for two years at Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP. He has a decade of experience in electrical and broadcast engineering and was the assistant chief engineer for the WBUR Group, Boston’s National Public Radio affiliate. His responsibilities included AM and FM transmitter maintenance, analog and digital circuit diagnosis and repair and design and programming of computer networking and automation systems. Daniel also holds an EIT certificate from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • “Industry-Specific Aggregate Patent Filing Strategy Analyses,” presentations to private companies (2010 – 2017)
  • Firm-internal presentations on patent prosecution and recent case law (2008 – 2017)
  • “Top Patent Prosecution Cases of 2014,” presentation to a private company (February 2015)
  • “SEPs and the FRAND Obligation: Latest Trends in Court Decisions,” presentation to a private company (January 2015)
  • “IP Considerations for Entrepreneurs,” MassChallenge (September 2014)
  • “Everything You’ve Heard About Patent Law Is Wrong,” PAX East Exposition (March 2013)
  • “Money, Compliments, and Publicity,” International Game Developers Association (December 2012)
  • “Securing Trade Dress Protection through Design Patents,” presentations to private companies (2012)
  • “Patent Pooling and Misuse: Issues in Establishing Industry Technical Standards,” Suffolk University Law School (November 2010)
  • “Statutory Damages in Copyright Law: When is Willful Infringement Not Willful?” Suffolk University Law School (December 2009)*
  • Research assistant/technical editor, “Global Internet Law in a Nutshell,” Michael Rustad, West, ISBN 9780314195227 (January 2009)
  • "Murphy’s Law," Radio World Engineering Extra (January 2007)
  • "Marantz PMD-660 Flash Recorder," Radio World (March 2006)
  • "How to Succeed in the Business of Audio," Boston Audio Engineering Society (February 2001)
  • "Non-Music Recording in Boston," Boston Audio Engineering Society (April 2000)


Daniel earned his law degree from Suffolk University Law School (J.D., 2011, magna cum laude) with a concentration in intellectual property and specialization in patent law. He also has received an Academic Trustee Scholarship, an Academic Leadership Scholarship and Jurisprudence Awards recognizing him as best in class in contracts, torts and criminal law. He participated in the McLaughlin Appellate Advocacy competition, the International Trademark Association’s Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition and the ABA Negotiation competition. Daniel is also the second place winner of the 2010 Boston Patent Law Association writing competition. Daniel earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell (2000, cum laude).


  • Massachusetts
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office