Daniel Yannuzzi is a partner and Practice Group Leader of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. He advises clients in all areas of intellectual property law, including patent and other intellectual property litigation, strategic portfolio development, technology licensing and transactional matters.

Areas of Practice

Daniel advises high-technology companies and their stakeholders on complex, business-critical IP matters. His practice involves developing IP strategies and IP portfolios aligned with business goals; assessing, avoiding and responding to third-party IP threats; intellectual property litigation, with an emphasis on patent litigation; in-bound and out-bound technology licensing, including standards-based licensing; and negotiating IP asset transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and the like. His clients include tech, energy, aerospace, transportation and communication leaders such as Toyota, Chevron, Mercury Mission Systems, L3Harris, Dish Network, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Virgin Galactic, in addition to others. In addition to representing large multinational corporations, Daniel serves as primary outside intellectual property counsel to numerous electronics, software, telecommunications and medical device companies.

Daniel previously served in in-house legal roles for several years, including as Vice President of Worldwide Legal Affairs and Assistant Corporate Secretary to Skyworks Solutions, Inc., and as Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel to Conexant Systems, Inc., a multi-billion dollar semiconductor company.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Daniel was an engineering manager at Allied Signal Aerospace, where he managed the development and integration of spacecraft communication and tracking systems for various NASA programs. He also led a team of scientists and engineers in the development of high precision satellite laser ranging systems for NASA's Crustal Dynamics Project.



Top IP Lawyer, Daily Journal, 2024

Leading Life Sciences Lawyer - Intellectual Property (Patent Strategy & Management, General Patent Litigation and Patent Prosecution), LMG Life Sciences, 2021-2023

Ranked as the #2 IPR attorney in the country representing petitioners, Patexia IPR Intelligence Report, 2019

Intellectual Property Star, Patent Strategy & Management, General Patent Litigation and Patent Prosecution, LMG Life Sciences, 2019

Best Lawyers in America, Intellectual Property Litigation, Best Lawyers, 2018-2024

The Legal 500 US, Copyright, 2018

San Diego Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2015-2023

Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer, Chambers USA, 2012-2013

Southern California Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2012-2014

Top 25 Portfolio Managers, Prosecutors & License Specialists, Daily Journal

Life Sciences Star, LMG Life Sciences, 2012-2013



Intellectual Property Law Blog Posts

Media Mentions

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, PatCon 8: The Annual Patent Conference, March 2, 2018, San Diego, CA
  • Speaker, PatCon 5: The Annual Patent Conference, January 16, 2015, San Diego, CA
  • Speaker, PatCon 4: The Annual Patent Conference, April 4, 2014, San Diego, CA
  • Moderator, "Current Developments re Intellectual Property Issues in Insolvency Proceedings," West Legal Education Video, September 28, 2013, Paris, France
  • Panelist, "Current Legal Problems at the Interface of Intellectual Property Law and Competition Law," West Legal Education Video, May 31, 2013
  • Moderator, "Look Near First! Capture the Value of Local Outsourcing in Medical Device and Life Science Instrumentation," August 2012, San Diego, CA
  • Speaker, "Playing The Role of Ostrich or Fox: Which Approach Do You Take with Respect to Competitor Patents?," ACC America, March 30, 2007, San Francisco, CA
  • Moderator, San Diego Software Industry Council Managing Innovation Conference, 2006.
  • Speaker, "Responding to IP Threat Letters – It’s Your Move," San Diego Bar Association, June 14, 2005
  • Speaker, "Recent Trends in IP Due Diligence," The VC Roundtable, March 9, 2005
  • Speaker, "Drafting and Negotiating Non-Disclosure Agreements with Business Partners," ACC America, December 2004, San Diego, CA
  • GAO Expert Panelist, Foreign Patent Challenges; 2002 Expert Panel Report: "Federal Action Needed to Help Small Businesses Address Foreign Patent Challenges"
  • Speaker, "Giving Your Intellectual Property Law Department a Tune-Up," ACCA Annual Meeting, October 2001, San Diego, CA
  • Speaker, "Foreign Patent Prosecution Strategies," AIPLA Spring Meeting, April 2001, San Francisco, CA
  • Luncheon Speaker/Panelist, "Mentoring in Intellectual Property," AIPLA Spring Meeting, April 2001, San Francisco, CA
  • Instructor/Sponsor, Legal Module, University of California, Irvine Vantage MBA Program, 2000-2002
  • Instructor, University of California, San Diego, Intellectual Property for Engineers




Member, San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association (SDIPLA)

Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)


J.D., University of Maryland School of Law, 1993, with honors

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 1986

B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Delaware, 1982


  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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