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Dennis B. Danella is a registered patent attorney and a partner in the Firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group.  Mr. Danella's practice involves counseling U.S. and multinational clients in all aspects of intellectual property law, including the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications, strategic patent portfolio development and procurement, patent infringement and validity analyses, patentability searches and opinions, intellectual property due diligence analyses in commercial transactions, and preparing agreements for the transfer of intellectual property rights.  Mr. Danella's practice also involves representing clients in appeal and interference proceedings before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


Mr. Danella's practice is primarily focused in the mechanical arts, but he also has extensive experience in the electro-mechanical and software arts. 


In recent years, Mr. Danella has assisted clients in procuring intellectual property protection for green technologies, specializing in renewable and alternate forms of energy, including fuel cells, wind power technology, water conservation techniques, and wastewater treatment processes. 


Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Danella was a partner at Jaeckle, Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP in its Rochester office, and an associate at Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP in its Kansas City, Missouri office, where he concentrated his practice in patent, copyright and trademark law. 


Mr. Danella received his J.D. degree from the University of Kansas where he was a member of the Kansas Law Review and held judicial internships with the Supreme Court of New York and the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. 


Mr. Danella received his B.S. degree in civil engineering, with distinction, from Clarkson University with a concentration in environmental engineering and was a member of Tau Beta Pi and Chi Epsilon honor societies. 


Bar Admissions:


Mr. Danella is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the state courts of New York, Arizona, Kansas, Missouri, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the United States District Court for the District of Kansas.


Professional Affiliations:

Mr. Danella is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Monroe County Bar Association, and the Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association.



Speaker, "Technotainment and Intellectual Property" Seminar, Hosted by the City of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona, July 2009. 

Author, "Avondale Federal Savings Bank v. Amoco Oil Co.: No Equity in Sight for RCRA Victims," 48 U. Kansas Law Review 663 (2000).


Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 100%

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Woods, Oviatt, Gilman LLP

2 State Street
700 Crossroads Building
Rochester, NY, 14614-1313


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Association namePosition nameDuration
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Kansas Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Kansas City Law ReviewAvondale Federal Savings Bank v. Amoco Oil Co.: No Equity in Sight for RCRA Victims2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Kansas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Clarkson UniversityCivil EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Technoentertainment and Intellectual Property SeminarIntellectual Property2009