Daniel M De Vos is a partner at Nicholson De Vos Webster & Elliott LLP located in Silicon Valley. He has a background in computer science and over 20 years’ experience as a registered US patent attorney, counselling clients on IP matters. He has worked directly with start-ups through acquisitions and initial public offerings (eg, Meraki, Valicert, Malleable Technologies, Cavium Networks and Data Domain), as well as supporting in-house counsel of medium-sized and Fortune 100 companies.
Mr De Vos provides a broad range of patent-related services, including managing patent portfolio development, conducting offensive and defensive patent reviews, rendering opinions on third-party patents, conducting patent post-grant proceedings and providing technical support during litigation. Four patents that Mr De Vos drafted or prosecuted have been enforced through litigation. One of these patents was awarded the client’s 2002 Patent of the Year Award. In addition, Mr De Vos has participated in inter partes reviews, inter partes re-examinations and ex parte re-examinations on behalf of prestigious companies (eg, Facebook, Guidewire and Autodesk).
Mr De Vos has been listed in the IAM Patent 1000 (2013-2018), IAM Strategy 300 (2017-2018) and the IAM Strategy 250 (2009-2011). In addition, he was named in Managing Intellectual Property’s 2014 IP Stars: Top US IP Lawyers.
Mr De Vos works with technologies including software, network devices, network security, and processors.