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Overview

Overview

David McDaniel is an attorney in our Intellectual Property & Information Technology, Emerging & Growth Business and Appellate practice groups, working closely with our Construction & Development and Litigation & Dispute Resolution groups. He specializes in litigating copyright, trademark, trade secret, and other intellectual property matters. David’s practice also includes litigation of general commercial disputes, construction disputes, and insurance coverage matters. He has represented a diverse array of clients – individuals and corporations – across a wide variety of business segments, including automotive, alternative energy, biotechnology, construction, consulting, consumer goods, entertainment, finance, publishing, real estate, and software in arbitration proceedings and in federal and state courts throughout the country, including the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. David is first and foremost a champion of his clients’ needs with the goal of solving their immediate problems and poising them for success into the future.

 

 

Education & Admissions

Education & Admissions

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School
    J.D., magna cum laude
    Editor for the Wayne Law Review
  • Michigan State University
    B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • Colorado (inactive)

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Significant Matters

Significant Matters

Representative Matters

  • Branhaven, LLC v. Neogen Corporation, W.D. Mich. Case No. 18-00329
  • Freeway Drive Investments, LLC v. Employers Mutual Casualty Co., 2017 WL 6452232 (E.D. Mich. Dec. 18, 2017)
  • Merrifield Machinery Solutions, Inc. v. JCM Engineering Corp., 2017 WL 2294289 (E.D. Mich. May 25, 2017)
  • Mapal, Inc. v. Atarsia, 2016 WL 67603 (E.D. Mich. Jan. 6, 2016)
  • Mapal, Inc. v. Atarsia, 2015 WL 7717185 (E.D. Mich. Nov 30, 2015)
  • Humantech, Inc. v. Ergonomics Plus, Inc., 2015 WL 1492224 (E.D. Mich. March 31, 2015)
  • Gomba Music, Inc. v. Avant, 62 F Supp. 3d 632 (E.D. Mich. 2014)
  • Humantech, Inc. v. Caterpillar, Inc., 2012 WL 6214371 (E.D. Mich. Dec. 13, 2012)
  • Humantech, Inc. v. Caterpillar, Inc., 2012 WL 3888149 (E.D. Mich. Sept. 7, 2012)
  • Dice Corporation v. Bold Technologies, 913 F. Supp. 2d. 389 (E.D. Mich. 2012)

News

News

Publications

  • “Congress Ushers in a New Era of Federal Trade Secret Law With the Passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016,” Res lpsa Loquitur, a publication of the Washtenaw County Bar Association (September /October 2016)
  • “The 2011 Michigan Supreme Court MERS Decision and its Impact on the Validity of Foreclosures Initiated by MERS,” Legal Lines, a publication of Community Legal Resources (2011)