Sacramento patent attorney and trademark, copyright, e-commerce attorney. Daniel Ballard serves as outside corporate counsel for small to medium-sized businesses. In addition to general business transactional advice, he focuses on providing intellectual property advice and, if necessary, litigation and proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. As a patent attorney, he works to protect clients' intellectual property assets through patent, trademark, and copyright registrations.
Please do not contact Mr. Ballard for legal assistance because he is not accepting new clients. Thank you.
You can view Mr. Ballard's Twitter stream at @Ballard_IP ( http://twitter.com/Ballard_IP ) and his document library at Scribd.com ( http://www.scribd.com/dnball ).
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Licensed since 2002
Mr. Ballard is a true asset to the community. His observations show real insight. He is, simply put, the best. His clients are lucky to have his skill on their side. His opposition will have their hands full.
Alan Brinkmeier Intellectual Property Attorney
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Best Student Participation||Anthony M. Kennedy Inn of Court||2001|
|Managing Shareholder||Sequoia Counsel PC||2008 - Present|
|Attorney||Bullivant Houser Bailey PC||2006 - 2008|
|Adjunct Professor||McGeorge School of Law||2005 - 2009|
|McDonough Holland & Allen PC||2001 - 2006|
|Environmental Science Officer||US Army Reserve||1998 - 2010|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Sacramento Chamber of Commerce||Member||2008 - Present|
|Sacramento County Bar Association, IP Section||Board Member||2007 - 2010|
|International Trademark Association||Member, Monetary Remedies Committee||2004 - 2005|
|Recording Academy||Associate Member||2004 - 2012|
|Federal Circuit Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|American Intellectual Property Law Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||2002 - Present|
|Nerds On Call, Inc. v. Nerds On Call, Inc., 598 F.Supp.2d 913 (S.D. Ind. 2008)||Case dismissed|
|Jane E. Aagard v. Palomar Builders, Inc., 344 F.Supp.2d 1211 (E.D. Ca. 2004)||Counterclaims not preempted|
|R & R Partners, Inc. v. Tovar, 447 F. Supp. 2d 1141 (D. Nev. 2006)||N/A|
|Sacramento Lawyer||International Intellectual Property Protection||2009|
|Sacramento Lawyer||Signs, Signs, Everywhere There's Signs||2007|
|McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|California State University, Sacramento||With Molecular Biology Concentration||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1997|
|Middlesex Community College||Medical Laboratory Science||Associates in Science||1993|
|Business End of Patents||Patent law||2007|
|Fourth Annual Pacific Music Business Symposium||Digital music issues||2004|
|Music Wars||Digital music copyright issues||2003|
|Digital Music Summit Music Industry in the Digital Age||Digital Music Intellectual Property Issues||2003|