Mark J. Danielson


Mark Danielson’s practice focuses on patent prosecution, post-grant proceedings, and counseling services for clients ranging from early-stage startups and privately held businesses to Fortune 500 corporations. A partner in the firm’s Electronics Practice, Mark has extensive experience across a variety of technologies, including computer hardware and software, memory systems and controllers, microprocessors and architectures, electronic design automation methods and systems, audio and LiDAR signal processing and systems, data communications, semiconductor devices and fabrication methods, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, wearable technologies, medical devices and robotic surgery systems, and alternative energy.

In his practice, Mark routinely provides his clients with strategic intellectual property counseling and secures patents through the U.S., PCT, and foreign patent offices, including appeals and oral arguments before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He also performs IP diligence reviews and audits, counsels, and negotiates technology transactions, including acquisitions of and licenses for IP rights, and prepares validity, clearance, right-to-use, and infringement opinions. His practice is also informed by more than a decade of IP litigation experience, including participation in dozens of patent infringement lawsuits from all phases through pre-trial investigations to post-trial proceedings and settlement negotiations.

Before becoming a lawyer, Mark served in engineering positions at IBM, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Texas Instruments, and GTE Corporation. As an engineer, he gained extensive hands-on experience with technologies, including digital signal processing, embedded processors, radar systems, and object-oriented software development.

Awards and Recognition

  • The Legal 500, patent prosecution (2008-2010) 
  • San Jose Magazine, Top Intellectual Property Attorneys in the Bay Area