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Dan Harkins Appointed Director of Dykema’s Intellectual Property Department

January 16, 2018

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced that Dan Harkins has been appointed to serve the firm as Director of its Intellectual Property (IP) Department, a team focused on counselling clients in all aspects of the procurement, management, and enforcement of Intellectual Property rights.

For more than 25 years, Harkins has advised clients on how best to protect and enhance their intellectual property assets. He litigates patent, trademark, domain name, copyright, and trade secret disputes, as well as technology and commercial disputes. Recognized nationally for his copyright and trademark litigation experience, Harkins is a frequent author and lecturer on various intellectual property issues.

Dykema’s IP attorneys provide strategically focused solutions across the life cycle of intangible IP assets in virtually all industries. By helping clients protect their IP assets, those organizations achieve and maintain competitive market advantages. The group’s attorneys draw on technical backgrounds across diverse fields including mechanical, electrical and computer engineering; medical, aerospace and automotive technologies; open source software, chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology to provide a full range of IP legal services including IP litigation, prosecution of patents trademarks and copyrights, and asset portfolio due diligence.

“I am excited to help guide the sustained growth of Dykema’s powerhouse national IP group,” said Harkins. “The strength of our team and its track record of success provides a great foundation to address our clients’ evolving needs in 2018 and beyond. Our team is committed to providing top client service and stellar strategic counsel, while continuing to innovate as our client’s and their technologies evolve.”

Harkins, who received a B.A. cum laude from the University of Dallas and a J.D with honors from St Mary’s University School of Law, succeeds Allan Gabriel.