Daniel (Dan) Bucca, PhD, focuses his practice on procuring, enforcing and licensing patent rights and strategic, worldwide patent portfolio counseling with particular emphasis on life science, pharmaceutical, chemical, materials and energy technologies.
Dan has experience in conducting due diligence investigations, intellectual property (IP) transactions, freedom-to-operate, patentability, validity and non-infringement opinions and complex, global intellectual property matters such as global litigation, appeals and proceedings in US and foreign patent offices, including reexaminations, reissues, interferences, oppositions and nullity actions.
In the IP protection and analysis arena, Dan has particular experience with pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food sciences, polymers, microlithography, lithium ion battery technologies, bio-based materials, biofuels and hydrocarbon cracking technology. He also has extensive experience in protecting technology related to materials for clean energy technology, including secondary batteries and fuel cells.
Previously, Dan conducted research in government laboratories, the semiconductor and chemical industry. He has published articles in a variety of journals and holds several patents from his research endeavors.
Dan earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry and his postdoctoral degree in polymer science, with an emphasis in material science and synthetic organic chemistry.