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Daniel M. Shafer is a California attorney specializing in business/commercial, intellectual property, and media/arts/entertainment law. He provides litigation, transactional, and corporate legal services to smart companies and business-minded individuals.
As a litigator, Mr. Shafer has extensive experience in patent infringement, trademark, trade secret, business torts, employment, and contract cases, among other practice areas. He has represented plaintiffs, defendants, and third parties in California state trial and appellate courts; in federal district courts in California, Texas, Nevada, Washington, Florida, and Nebraska; and in the International Trade Commission in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Shafer also provides a broad array of business and corporate legal services, including contracts and licensing, intellectual property counseling, business formation, corporate governance, employment law counseling, commercial leases, and more. He enjoys working with new and established businesses, tech companies, media/content companies, inventors, artists, musicians, and creative professionals of all kinds.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Witkin Award for Excellence in Legal Research and Writing||Santa Clara University||2003|
|Phi Beta Kappa honor society||Oberlin College||1993|
|Attorney / Owner||The Law Office of Daniel M. Shafer||2014 - Present|
|Senior Attorney||Banys, PC||2013 - 2014|
|Senior Attorney||The Lanier Law Firm||2010 - 2013|
|Associate Attorney||EJS Law||2005 - 2010|
|Law Clerk||McManis Faulkner & Morgan||2003 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Intellectual Property Inn of Court (SF Bay Area)||Member||2006 - Present|
|Santa Clara County Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|California State Bar||Member||2006 - Present|
|Palo Alto Area Bar Association||Member||2010 - 2012|
|Santa Clara University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Stanford University||MA - Masters||1999|
|Oberlin College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
|World Savings Bank v. Wu et al.|
|Wells Fargo Bank v. Transcend Advertising & Design et al.|
|TLC Foods v. The Brenmar Company|
|Smart Memory Solutions v. Toshiba et al.|
|Schering Corp. v. Idea AG|
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