Daniel Taskalos is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm's San Diego (Del Mar) office. 

Areas of Practice
Daniel's practice encompasses all areas of intellectual property law, focusing on patent prosecution, strategic portfolio development and counseling, technology licensing and transactional matters. He leverages his varied background to address complex issues for clients. As a registered patent agent, he drafts and prosecutes patent applications for clients in technical disciplines, including satellite telecommunications, semiconductors, MEMS design and fabrication, pharmacology, payment networks, big data and social media applications, among others.

Daniel also has experience in litigation matters, including patent portfolio analysis in the FRAND context. In addition, he provides strategic counseling and due diligence for corporate transactions, freedom-to-operate analysis and portfolio management and valuation, and he is experienced in preparing petitions and filings for inter partes reviews.

Prior to attending law school, Daniel was a systems engineer for BAE Systems, Inc., where he designed and tested radio and power distribution systems, as well as assisted with project management and business development. In this role, he also researched using a single wavelength for full-duplex laser communication, for which the team obtained a patent (U.S. Patent No. 8,417,125). During his undergraduate studies, he worked in both the electric utility and construction industries and participated in a senior design project focused on the biomedical field.



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J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, 2014, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Executive Editor - San Diego Law Review

B.S., Engineering Physics, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2008, with honors


  • California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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