Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, LL.M. in Intellectual Property and Information Law, 2017
  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, J.D., 2015
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.S. Computer Engineering, 2012
    • McCombs School of Business: Business Certificate
    • Minor in Spanish

Daniel is a computer engineer and registered patent attorney who focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation. His previous experience with patent and trademark prosecution, tech transfer, copyright, and licensing review complements his approach to the litigation matters he handles.  

Before joining Rozier Hardt McDonough, Daniel was an associate in the Austin office of an AM Law 200 firm where he litigated patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyright, and complex business cases. Daniel also worked at a nationally recognized mid-size law firm in Houston in their intellectual property litigation department.

After obtaining his J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law, Daniel attended the University of Houston Law Center and obtained his LL.M. in intellectual property and information law. His master’s thesis analyzed Federal Circuit decisions involving software patent eligibility and their impact on litigation.

Admitted to Practice

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court – Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court – Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court – Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court – Western District of Texas
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Publications and Presentations

“The Problem With The Lieutenant Governor: A Legislative or Executive Position Under The Separation of Powers Clause,” 84 Miss. L. J. Supra 87 (2015)

Activities

Austin Intellectual Property Law Association
Texas Exes Life Member