Daniel H. Brean is an intellectual property attorney with a background in physics. His practice focuses on patent litigation with an emphasis on appeals. As a former law clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the exclusive appellate court for patent cases), Dan brings valuable perspective and insight to litigation matters. Dan also has considerable expertise in the area of industrial design protection and design patents as well as IP portfolio management.
In addition to serving as Of Counsel at The Webb Law Firm, Dan is an Assistant Professor at the University of Akron School of Law, where he teaches and writes on patent law and related intellectual property topics. He previously served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Dan is a former Shareholder of The Webb Law Firm.
Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 2008
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2010
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 2012
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court, 2016
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, The Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna (2011-2012)
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2008, J.D. cum laude
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2005, B.S. Physics