Daniel J. Lueders
Dan is a former professor of law at Indiana University School of Law, having taught patent and trade secret law, trademark law, and patent litigation. He has served as an expert witness in intellectual property lawsuits. Dan is a graduate of the Stanley K. Lacey Executive Leadership Series, and was also a former volunteer deputy prosecutor. Dan joined the Firm in 1986.
- Northwestern University's Technological Institute
B.S. Civil Engineering, 1983
- Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington
J.D. cum laude, 1986
- U.S. Patent Bar
- Federal Circuit
- Ninth Circuit
- Seventh Circuit
- Dozens of Federal District Courts
Representing clients in a variety of matters, including those involving industrial, medical, surgical and pharmaceutical technologies, automotive and trucking devices, wireless phone technology, computerized systems, website content, industrial chemicals, and packaging technologies.
Patent, trademark, copyright litigation. Dan has served as lead trial counsel for both plaintiffs and defendants in both bench trials as well as jury trials. Dan has also been lead counsel for appeals of intellectual property cases and/or given oral argument before the Indiana Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal, Seventh and Ninth Circuits.
Drafting and obtaining patents and trademarks in the U.S. and internationally.
Drafting patentability opinions, patent clearance opinions, advice regarding lawfully designing around patents, license drafting and negotiation, merger and acquisition due diligence regarding intellectual property, and trademark searching and clearance opinions.
Served as an expert witness in patent and trade secret lawsuits.
Adjunct Professor of Patent and Trade Secret Law, Patent Litigation and Trademark Law at Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, IN.
Represented Indianapolis Bar Association as Amicus Curiae in oral argument and briefing before the Indiana Supreme Court in the trade secret case Amoco Production Co. v. Laird, 622 N.E.2d 912 (1993).
Co-Author: Indiana Chapter of INTA Treatise: State Trademark and Unfair Competition Law
Refining Cybor – Partial Deference for Claim Construction Analogous to Contractual “Usage of Trade” Standard of Appellate Review, Intellectual Property Today, November 2006.
Book author of: Parent’s Guide to College Football Recruiting, Copyright 2015; ISBN-10: 0986292702
Presentations and Speaking Engagements
Faculty member for 2009 IP Midwest Intellectual Property Symposium- presentation - “’You Really Should Settle This Case’ – Do the Courts Practice What They Preach?”
Guest Lecturer: 1990, Girls, Inc. SMART Program: Inventions and Patents.
Guest Lecturer: 1994 Indiana Law Update ICLEF Course organized by the Indiana Bar Association and Hon. Judge Robert Staton: Trade Secrets and Employment Contracts.
Guest Lecturer: 1995, FBI National Academy - Indiana: trade secret misappropriation and theft.
Guest Lecturer: Indianapolis Bar Association Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section: Trade Dress Protection and Infringement Issues.
Guest Lecturer: National Speakers Association, Indiana Chapter: Copyright and Trademark Issues for Public Speakers.
Panel Member: American Society of Media Photographers, Indiana Chapter: Copyright Issues for Photographers.
Guest Lecturer in Patent Law class, Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis, Indiana.
Guest Lecturer: 1998, Indiana Law Update ICLEF Course: Drafting License Agreements.
Guest Lecturer: 2000, ICLEF Course: Patents for Protecting E-Commerce.
Guest Lecturer: 2001, ICLEF Course: Trademark Litigation.
Guest Lecturer: 2004, ICLEF Course: Biotechnology IP Symposium: Markman hearings in patent litigation.
Guest Lecturer: 2007, ICLEF Course: Patent Litigation Summit: Evidentiary Considerations in Patent Litigation.
Guest Lecturer: 2007, Ill, CLEF Course (Chicago): Intellectual Property Considerations in Merger and Acquisition Due Diligence.
Expert Witness regarding trade secrets: Buckley v. Weston, No. 02301-9401-CP-28, in Allen County, Indiana Superior Court (1995).
Expert Witness regarding trade secrets: Buckley v. Rich, No. 94-20876-CK, in the Circuit Court for the County of Ottawa, Michigan (1996).
Expert Witness regarding trade secrets: Thermodyne v. McDonald, No. 95 C 6747, in United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division (1996).
Expert Witness regarding patents: Acco Brands USA LLC. v. Noble Security, et al; No. 03 C 1820 etc., in United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division (2008).
Cub Master: Zionsville Cub Scout Pack 358 (1999-2001)
Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series.
Boy Scouts of America, Central Indiana Council: fund raising activities.
Cathedral Arts: Board Member; Midsummer Festival Co-chairman, 1994, 1995; Peaches & Cream Co-chairman, 1997, 1998.
Zionsville Youth Football League: 2002-2013, Board Member, President, Coach.
Zionsville Boys & Girls Club: Board Member (2007 to 2008)
Selected by peers to SUPER LAWYERS, 2003-2017
Selected by peers to IP Stars, Intellectual Property Magazine, 2016