Daniel Ovanezian Partner

Palo Alto
T 650.433.5718 | F 650.433.5719



Daniel Ovanezian is an IP attorney and a Partner in Lowenstein Sandler's Tech Group. He counsels companies in patent prosecution, trademarks, software copyrights, licensing, opinion letters, due diligence reviews accompanying mergers and acquisitions, IP portfolio evaluations, and pre-trial services related to patent infringement litigation. He manages the entire patent life cycle, including mining and identifying patentable inventions, leading and advising patent committees, conducting training seminars in IP matters, and prosecuting patent applications with the U.S. Patent Office.

Dan has broad-based technology experience, including the design and fabrication of integrated circuit devices (e.g., processors, ASICs, programmable controllers, memories, image sensors and capacitance sensors), power management devices, disk drives, medical devices and systems, fiber optics, multi-carrier communication systems, solar power, software and networking. He counsels start-ups in their development of IP portfolios through IPOs and other exit strategies. Dan also helps companies establish patent committees and perform IP landscaping.

Dan effectively communicates complex technologies and legal issues to provide clients with risk management solutions and value propositions at various engineering and management levels. He works with clients—with and without inside patent counsel—to marshal internal company resources from various organizations (technical, business, and corporate legal) and to lead virtual teams in successfully advancing companies' IP strategies. He also negotiates with business and legal leaders of third parties for closure on IP issues.

Dan is a guest lecturer at Santa Clara University School of Law on Patents and other Intellectual Property areas.

Dan’s representative patents include: Red Hat U.S. Patent 6,950,868 – Remote Monitoring; Western Digital U.S. Patent 7,006,323 – Magnetic Head For Proximity Recording; Cypress Semiconductor U.S. Patent 7,313,288 – Defect Pixel Correction In An Image Sensor; Intel U.S. Patent 6,772,307 - A Firmware Memory Having Multiple Protected Blocks and 20050104964 - Background Segmentation Based On Motion Localization; Accuray U.S. Patent 7,352, 370 – Four Dimensional Volume of Interest; Varian Medical Systems U.S. Patent 7,122,804 - X-Ray Imaging Device; and IBM U.S. Patent 6,259,467 - Multi Stage Oscillator Phase Alignment Scheme.

Dan is the author of numerous articles on intellectual property issues including: “Uncle Sam Wants You! A Call to Pro Bono Service for Patent Practitioners,” New Matter, The Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of California; “Getting Patents Quicker Without Breaking the Bank,” Corporate Counsel; "Ethical Conflicts For The Patent Practitioner," New Matter; and "Internet Search Engine Copying: Fair Use Defense to Copyright Infringement," Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal.


Publications

Uncle Sam Wants You! A Call to Pro Bono Service for Patent Practitioners
New Matter, The Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of California, Volume 39, Number 3, Fall 2014
Daniel Ovanezian, Benjamin Kimes
Using Old Tech to Get New Tech Patents
Association of Corporate Counsel, August 21, 2014
Daniel Ovanezian
Getting Patents Quicker Without Breaking the Bank
Corporate Counsel, May 13, 2014
Daniel Ovanezian
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Related Areas

Patents
The Tech Group

Education


Santa Clara University School of Law ( J.D. , 1998 ) , Articles Editor, Santa Clara Law Journal; Recipient of High Technology Law Certificate
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ( B.S. , 1989 ) , Electrical Engineering

Bar Admissions


California
United States Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions


U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Affiliations


  • American Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of California