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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 […]

Jan 31, 2019  •  Continue reading >

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 >

Inventor Michael Duff Featured in STRINGS Magazine

Michael Duff is a world class craftsman behind some of the world’s greatest violinists and stringed musicians. Duff was recently awarded a U.S. Patent for […]

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Indiana Super Lawyers Honors Four Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, McNett & Henry LLP Partners

Four partners from Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, McNett & Henry LLP have been named to the 2018 Indiana Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. The following […]

Feb 21, 2018  •  Continue reading >

Fiberglass and Friendship—A Winning Team

A team from two Indianapolis law firms recently won a two-week jury trial in a trade secret lawsuit tried in U.S. District Court of Colorado, […]

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Daniel J. Lueders


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.


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

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

Indiana Super Lawyers®, 2004-2019

IP Stars, Intellectual Property Magazine, 2016-2018

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent

Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series, Class XIV


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


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).