Daniel Dawes teaches Trademark Clinic and Patent Clinic. His research and teaching interests are primarily in intellectual property, trademark, patent, and copyright law.
Dawes is a co-founder and attorney at Dawes Patent Law Group. As such, he practices intellectual property law before the U.S. Patent Office and through a network of established foreign associates in the European Patent Office, Chinese Patent Office, Japanese Patent Office and other patent offices around the world. Dawes received his B.S. cum laude in Physics from UCLA, his M.S. in Physics from the University of Oregon, and his J.D. from UCLA School of Law. Prior to founding Dawes Patent Law Group, Dawes was senior partner at Myers, Dawes and Andras LLP, and founded the intellectual property department for Graham and James LLP’s Orange County Office. In private practice with Beehler and Pavitt in Los Angeles, Dawes performed extensive patent work and established special concentrations in MEMs (the technology of very small devices), nanotechnologies, laser-based biomedical imaging and treatments, and biomedical devices. Dawes also previously worked for an extensive list of clients including George Lucas and Lucasfilm Ltd. where, as vice president and intellectual property general counsel, he was involved extensively with the merchandising of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones film series in the U.S. and around the world.