Managing Partner of Cislo & Thomas LLP
Education: B.S., Systems Engineering (Electro-mechanical-computer), University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA),
1981; J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, 1986.
Previously with Pretty, Schroeder, Brueggemann & Clark of Los Angeles, CA.
Admissions: United States Supreme Court; Court of Appeals for the Federal Court (CAFC); Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals; Federal and State Courts of California; United States Patent and Trademark Office; District of Columbia, Washington D.C., Texas U.S. District Court, Illinois U.S. District Court
Associations: Santa Monica Bar Association Board of Trustees and Past President; Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association; Federal Bar Association Board of Directors; Los Angeles Copyright Society; Association of Business Trial Lawyers; American Bar Association; Malibu La Costa Board of Directors; President of Malibu Winding Way Homeowners Association Board of Directors; Malibu MPC Nursery School Board of Directors; Younglife of Malibu Board of Directors.
Areas of Practice: Specializing in patent, copyright, trademark clearance, filing, licensing and litigation matters for a wide variety of complex technologies. Expertise in startup ventures requiring patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, unfair competition clearance, protection, enforcement, and licensing. Extensive experience in the high-tech, direct marketing, infomercial and multilevel marketing industries.
Personal Interests: Enjoys jogging, skiing, whitewater rafting, ocean kayaking, body surfing, and his wife of twenty years and their four children.
Licensed since 1986
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I endorse this IP attorney without hesitation as I have known him for more than 20 years and began my law career under his guidance and mentoring which has proved over the decades to be invaluable. He is one of the most highly skilled and experienced lawyers I know wherein I refer most if not all of my clients' IP litigation matters to Dan and his firm at Cislo and Thomas.
Philip Virga Patent Application Attorney
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
Dan is a fantastic lawyer and an even better person. We have had several cases together involving trademark and patent issues. Dan has always gotten exceptional results for his clients. I recommend Dan without hesitation.
Jon Pfeiffer Entertainment Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2014|
|Most Influential Lawyers: Digital Media and E-Commerce Law||Los Angeles Business Journal||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2013|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Managing Partner||Cislo & Thomas, LLP||1988 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference||Lawyer Representative||2014 - Present|
|Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association||N/A||2000 - Present|
|Santa Monica Bar Association||President||N/A|
|Federal Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Los Angeles Copyright Society||N/A||N/A|
|Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Los Angeles chapter)||N/A||N/A|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Wolf Designs, Inc. v. Donald McEvoy Ltd., Inc., 341 F. Supp. 2d 639 (N.D. Tex. 2004)||Plaintiff's motion granted|
|Wolf Designs, Inc. v. Donald McEvoy Ltd., Inc., 355 F. Supp. 2d 848 (N.D. Tex. 2005)||Defendants' motion denied|
|Wolf Designs, Inc. v. Donald McEvoy Ltd., Inc., 2005 U.S. Dist. Lexis 5853 (N.D. Tex. Apr. 6, 2005)||Defendants' motion denied|
|Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal||Why International Inventors Might Want to Consider Filing Their First Patent Application at the United States Patent Office & the Convergence of Patent Harmonization and eCommerce||2014|
|Los Angeles Daily Journal||Real World Molecular Biology Conflicts with the Supreme Court's Recent Decision on Patentable cDNA||2013|
|Loyola University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|University of California - Los Angeles||Systems Engineering (Electro-Mechanical-Computer)||BS - Bachelor of Science||1981|
|UCLA Alumni Association||Provisional Patents||2013|