Daniel Lynn Moffett

Daniel L. Moffett’s practice encompasses all aspects of intellectual property procurement and protection, with a focus on complex patent and trademark litigation.

Practice & Background

Mr. Moffett has experience in all aspects of patent infringement litigation, including case preparation, discovery, expert preparation, claim construction, patent reexamination, trial preparation, trial and post-trial. He also has pretrial and trial experience representing clients in federal trademark infringement and unfair competition matters, as well as trademark matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. In connection with these litigation matters, Mr. Moffett has taken and defended numerous depositions, including defending critical expert depositions, argued before the court and successfully briefed critical claim construction disputes and summary judgment motions. Mr. Moffett’s litigation experience involves a diverse group of clients, including clients in the medical device, biotechnology, database software, Internet software, retail grocery, restaurant and entertainment industries.

In addition to litigation, Mr. Moffett’s practice includes initiating and defending inter partes and ex parte patent reexamination proceedings; prosecution of trademark and patent applications; licensing and assignment of patents, trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property; and counseling clients regarding intellectual property matters. He also chairs the San Antonio office’s Associate and Counsel Committee.

Mr. Moffett received his B.S. in microbiology in 2000 and his J.D. with high honors in 2005 from the University of Texas at Austin. At the University of Texas School of Law, he was an articles editor on the Review of Litigation and a member of the Order of the Coif.
Representative Matters

Mr. Moffett has represented a wide array of individuals and corporations in connection with intellectual property matters, including:

a major original design manufacturer against a competitor in a patent infringement lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas. Obtained a complete defense verdict in a jury trial on four patents related to digital television technology
a global medical technology company and top-ranked university in multiple patent infringement suits against competing global medical device manufacturers
a leading social gaming company in a patent infringement lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas. Obtained a complete defense verdict of non-infringement in a jury trial on two patents
a software development company in patent infringement litigation in the Eastern District of Texas
a leading insurance and financial services provider in successfully protecting its trademark rights in multiple matters in the Western District of Texas and state court, including through obtaining permanent and temporary injunctions
a major retail grocery store operator in obtaining a judgment as a matter of law of no infringement in a declaratory judgment action in the Western District of Texas
an international restaurant and concert venue chain in protecting its trademark rights, including obtaining permanent injunctions against various entities as part of Federal Lanham Act litigation and proceedings in the Patent and Trademark Office
a global biotechnology company in successfully invalidating a potential competitor’s patent claims in inter partes reexamination
various inventors in obtaining patents in a wide variety of technologies
various large corporations in preparing and negotiating complex intellectual property licenses
various corporations in obtaining federal trademark registrations.

Community Involvement

Mr. Moffett actively serves his community in numerous ways including:

serving as Sponsorship Chair for the Annual St. Jude Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament and Benefit raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
providing pro bono legal services in intellectual property and family law matters.

Awards & Accolades

Mr. Moffett was named a “Rising Star” in the field of intellectual property litigation in a survey of Texas lawyers designed to identify the top young lawyers in Texas in 2012 and 2013.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) IP Transactions, 2) Intellectual Property, 3) Patent Litigation, 4) Trade Secret Litigation, 5) Trademark Litigation and Counseling, 6) Unfair Competition and Consumer Protection, 7) Communications and Information Technology and 8) Health Care and Life Sciences
Law School University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2005
Admitted Year 2005
Education University of Texas at Austin, B.S., 2000
Bar Member / Association Texas State Bar Associations
Most recent firm Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP
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