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Daniel R. Gopenko

Fish & Richardson P. C., Principal

Washington, District of Columbia
Dan Gopenko is a trial lawyer who leverages his engineering background to help companies protect their intellectual property and avoid infringement risks. Dan brings a practical approach to litigating high-stakes cases by aligning litigation strategy with clients' business objectives and focusing on the issues that truly matter. Lauded for his dedication to client service and careful attention to detail, Dan is regularly sought out to handle cases on behalf of the world's leading companies. Dan's work has garnered him honors by his peers and clients, including being named one of the Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch" in 2021 and recognition as an IP "Rising Star" by Managing Intellectual Property magazine in 2018 and 2019. Dan serves his clients by learning their business and helping them to develop creative strategies and implement effective solutions. Dan's expertise is built on a foundation of rigorous technical achievement that enables him to deeply understand each clients' technology and to simplify complex technical disputes for layperson juries. His cases have spanned diverse industries and technologies, including communications and networking protocols and standards for LTE and 5G; computer and electrical hardware and software; semiconductors; microprocessors; control systems; display devices; data storage; website design; e-commerce; power (including lithium-ion batteries); social networking; industrial manufacturing; bioengineering; and consumer recreational products. Dan's litigation experience covers all aspects of offensive and defensive complex civil disputes, from due diligence and pre-filing investigations through trial and appeal. He has represented clients against competitors and non-practicing entities (NPEs) alike in courtrooms throughout the country. Although his patent litigation practice is nationwide, Dan has extensive experience specifically in the "rocket docket" of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). As a registered patent attorney, Dan also counsels clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), including in patent prosecution strategy and Inter Partes Review (IPR). The son of immigrants, Dan takes pride in promoting diversity in the legal profession and he is committed to lifting as he climbs. Dan also devotes a portion of his professional time each year to pro bono matters, including working with the Children's Law Center to advocate for children in custody disputes and working with the Legal Aid Society to assist tenants in housing matters. Dan earned a J.D. with honors from The George Washington University Law School, where he was the Student Editor-In-Chief of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Quarterly Journal. Dan earned his B.S., cum laude, in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland and obtained hands-on engineering experience working on software-defined radios (SDRs) for RF signal collection applications at Digital Receiver Technology, Inc., which is a subsidiary of The Boeing Company. During his time at Maryland, Dan was very involved with the engineering community, including serving as the Engineering Student Council President and Vice President. In recognition of his work as a campus leader, he was selected for membership in the prestigious Omicron Delta Kappa (OΔK) National Leadership Honor Society and his name is inscribed on the landmark fountain at the center of the Maryland campus.

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