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Duane Morris Welcomes IP Lawyers to Los Angeles and Princeton Offices


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Los Angeles, CA & Princeton, NJ -- Duane Morris LLP is pleased to welcome J. Donald McCarthy as a partner in its Los Angeles office and Daniel Daisak as a partner in its Princeton office. Both McCarthy, formerly a partner at Jones Day, and Daisak, formerly the Chief Patent and Trademark Counsel for Tyco Flow Control, a division of Tyco International, join the firm’s burgeoning Intellectual Property Practice Group.

J. Donald McCarthy

A trial lawyer with 40 years of experience, McCarthy focuses his practice on patent litigation and trade regulation matters. He has served as lead trial and appellate counsel in several hundred matters filed in federal and state courts and administrative agencies, more than 50 of which have gone to trial and many of which were jury trials tried to verdict.. He has represented clients in patent disputes concerning advanced technologies, such as semiconductors, integrated circuits, wireless communications, video signal processing and mechanical devices. In addition, he has handled numerous trademark litigation matters for brands such as Honda, Acura and General Motors and complex cases involving both parties claiming longtime use of the marks under dispute. He represents pharmaceuticals, electronics, and mechanical parts manufacturers and distributors as well as clients in other industries, enforcing their patents and defending against infringement claims. McCarthy has counseled clients in all aspects of developing, licensing and protecting IP portfolios, including registering trademarks and copyrights and acting as counsel in related litigation. In addition to his IP practice, he handles franchising and antitrust matters.

From 1974 to 1976, he was the Assistant Attorney General in the Pennsylvania Office of the Special Prosecutor in Philadelphia. McCarthy is active in the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and regularly speaks on intellectual property law and litigation. He is admitted to practice in California.

McCarthy earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1968. He graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University in 1965.

Daniel Daisak

Daisak concentrates his practice primarily on patent prosecution, but also handles patent and trademark litigation. He has worked with in-house IP counsel and general counsel at numerous companies, handling complex patent matters for international companies with large and diverse IP portfolios. Before entering law, Daisak was a software engineer for JP Morgan and a systems engineer for General Electric’s Radar Design Division. Daisak is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia.

Daisak earned his J.D. in 1994 from the Franklin Pierce Law Center and graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1986 from Syracuse University.

About Duane Morris

Duane Morris LLP, one of the 100 largest law firms in the world, is a full-service firm of more than 650 lawyers, including more than 80 attorneys practicing in all aspects of patent, trademark and copyright law. In addition to legal services, Duane Morris has independent affiliates employing approximately 100 professionals engaged in other disciplines. With offices in major markets in the United States and internationally, Duane Morris represents clients across the U.S. and around the world.



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