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Daniel P. Hughes

Daniel Hughes represents clients in all types of intellectual property disputes, with a focus on patent litigation.  He is also a member of the firm’s antitrust practice group and has experience with both antitrust litigation and with presenting antitrust issues to regulatory bodies, both in the U.S. and abroad.

Daniel also has a wide range of experience in contentious Patent Office proceedings, including inter partes review, ex parte reexamination, supplemental examination and inter partes reexamination.

Daniel regularly counsels clients in pre-litigation matters, including analyzing patent infringement and validity.  He also has experience on advising clients on directed patent prosecution and the management of large patent portfolios.

Daniel has worked as a criminal trial prosecutor in the San Diego City Attorney Office through its Trial Attorney Partnership program. In that role, Daniel tried two jury trials to verdict and conducted numerous preliminary hearings on criminal matters.

Daniel received his law degree from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, graduating cum laude. While in law school, he served as an Associate Editor on the Arizona State Law Journal and as Webmaster for the Executive Moot Court Board. Upon graduation, Daniel received the Janet S. Muller Oral Advocacy Award, recognizing him as the top oral advocate from his graduating class. Prior to his legal education, he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Arizona.

Daniel joined the firm in 2014 and became a partner in 2021.


Arizona State University, J.D.
University of Arizona, B.S., Computer Engineering
Communications Technology

Electrical, Semiconductor & Computer Technology

Media, Advertising & Entertainment

Film & Television

Literary Works

Online Games

Video Games and Interactive Entertainment

Medical Devices & Procedures

Antitrust & Competition Litigation
Appellate Litigation
Assignments and Licenses
Copyright Litigation
Covered Business Method (CBM)
False Advertising Litigation
Inter Partes Review (IPR)
IP Strategy
IP Transactions and Agreements
ITC Litigation
Opinions and Counseling
Patent Litigation
Patent Strategy & Prosecution
Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) Litigation
PostGrant Review (PGR)
PTAB Overview
Tech Transactions
Trade Secret
Trade Secret & Employee Mobility Litigation
Trade Secret & Employee Mobility Litigation
Trade Secret Protection Advice, Counseling, Employee & Nondisclosure Agreements
U.S. Patent Prosecution
Unfair Competition Litigation
Unfair Competition Litigation

Order of Barristers

Janet S. Muller Oral Advocacy Award for Excellence in Oral Advocacy and Moot Court Competitions

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