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Bereveskos, Lueders and Schmal Named IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine

Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner partners, Spiro Bereveskos, Daniel J. Lueders and Charles P. Schmal have been named IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property […]

Jun 19, 2019  •  Continue reading >


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On Thursday, May 30, 2019, Firm attorneys celebrate May in Indy racing at Speedway Indoor Karting.    

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Daniel J. Lueders Named America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® for Indiana

 The law firm is pleased to announce that partner, Daniel J. Lueders, has been named to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® for Indiana in […]

Apr 9, 2019  •  Continue reading >


Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion on 2019 Indiana Super Lawyers® & Rising Stars Lists

The Firm is proud to recognize our attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 Indiana Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists. The […]

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Partners Dan Lueders and Chuck Schmal Named Members of the Global IP Star Rankings

Partners Dan Lueders and Chuck Schmal were officially announced as members of the Global IP Star rankings in the May edition of Managing Intellectual Property […]

Jun 8, 2018  •  Continue reading >

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Daniel J. Lueders

Partner

Dan focuses primarily in litigation and licensing, as well as IP portfolio evaluation and clearance. As a patent and trademark attorney, Dan helps clients protect their ideas and market share in the U.S. and internationally. He has represented 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. His experience includes 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.

Dan has served as lead trial counsel for both plaintiffs and defendants in both bench trials as well as jury trials. To protect their interests in multi-million dollar cases, clients rely on Dan to build and manage their litigation teams. He has served as 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. Dan has also served as an expert witness in patent and trade secret lawsuits.

Dan has earned the respect of his legal colleagues and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® and Indiana Super Lawyers®, and IP Stars. Dan is a former professor of law at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, a graduate of the Stanley K. Lacey Executive Leadership Series, and a former volunteer deputy prosecutor. He is a registered mediator.

Dan serves as Managing Partner of the Firm.

Education

  • Northwestern University's Technological Institute
    B.S. Civil Engineering, 1983
  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law
    J.D. cum laude, 1986

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Indiana
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Representative Experience

Expert Witness regarding trade secrets: Buckley v. Weston, No. 02301-9401-CP-28, in Allen County, Indiana Superior Court (1995) (trial testimony).

Expert Witness regarding trade secrets: Buckley v. Rich, No. 94-20876-CK, in the Circuit Court for the County of Ottawa, Michigan (1996) (trial testimony).

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) (deposition testimony).

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) (deposition testimony).

Expert Witness regarding trade secrets: Press-A-Dent v. Spoor, No. 02C01-0809-PL-000122, in the Allen County Circuit Court, Indiana (2011) (trial testimony).

Expert Witness regarding trademark ownership: Recycling and Processing Equipment, Inc. et al. v. Johann Schmidt, Hartl Crushtek, LLC, et al.; No. 52C01-0608-CC-00421, in the Miami Circuit Court, Indiana (2011) (trial testimony).

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).

Honors & Awards

  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®, 2018-2019
  • Indiana Super Lawyers®, 2004-2019
  • Intellectual Property MagazineIP STARS, 2016-2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent
  • Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series, Class XIV
  • Publications

    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

    Speaking Engagements

    Program Chair, Advanced Issues in Patent Litigation, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, July 15, 2016.

    Faculty member, “’You Really Should Settle This Case’ – Do the Courts Practice What They Preach?” 2009 IP Midwest Intellectual Property Symposium.

    Guest Lecturer: Trade Dress Protection and Infringement Issues, Indianapolis Bar Association, Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section.

    Guest Lecturer: Copyright and Trademark Issues for Public Speakers, National Speakers Association, Indiana Chapter.

    Panel Member: Copyright Issues for Photographers, American Society of Media Photographers, Indiana Chapter.

    Guest Lecturer in Patent Law class, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

    Civic & Community Involvement

    Cub Master: Zionsville Cub Scout Pack 358 (1999-2001).

    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).