Dan Foster litigates and tries complex intellectual property and other commercial cases, advises companies on IP licensing issues, pre-litigation strategy, licensing audits, and patent acquisition matters. Dan serves as the managing partner of McDermott’s Orange County office and is operational partner of the Intellectual Property Practice Group.

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  • Served as lead counsel for Panasonic in several matters, including most recently before the International Trade Commission, In the Matter of Certain Digital Media Devices, Including Televisions, Blu-Ray Disc Players, Home Theater Systems, Tablets and Mobile Phones, Components Thereof and Associated Software, Inv. No. 337-TA-882 (that resulted in an initial determination of no infringement, invalidity and no domestic industry) and In the Matter of Certain Optical Disc Drives, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-897 (resolved following ALJ decision of lack of standing)

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  • Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2015 and 2017
  • The Legal 500 2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2015 to 2019

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  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), Damages and Injunctions Committee
  • Public Law Center, board member
  • Surfrider Foundation


University of Illinois College of Law, JD, 1995
University of California – Los Angeles, BA, 1990

District of Columbia (Inactive)

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