Daniel Sternberg - IP Litigation Lawyer - McDermott Will & Emery


Daniel Sternberg represents clients in all aspects of intellectual property (IP) litigation in district court and the International Trade Commission (ITC). Bolstered by a strong background in software engineering, Daniel has extensive experience both defending against patent infringement and other IP claims on behalf of clients, as well as enforcing such claims against infringers. Daniel also advises clients on patent portfolio strategy and provides IP due diligence support. He has technical experience in numerous areas, including telecommunications, circuit design, software and medical devices.

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  • Defended a multinational technology company against patent infringement claims targeting smart thermostats, obtaining a final determination of no violation with regards to Certain Smart Thermostats, Smart HVAC Systems and Components Thereof*
  • Defended a software company against claims of patent infringement relating to relational databases brought by a non-practicing entity in district court, securing an exceptional case finding and an award of attorney fees after obtaining a pre-trial dismissal with prejudice on behalf of the defendant*
  • Represented an international optics company in prosecuting claims of patent infringement relating to digital cameras at the ITC; the case settled favorably after a favorable initial determination*

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  • The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Boston, 2024


Cornell Law School, JD, 2013
Cornell University, MBA, 2013
Georgia Institute of Technology, MS, Computer Science, 2004
Clark University, BA, 2000

New York
England and Wales

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