Daniel Johnson Jr. litigates high-stakes, headline-making patent and intellectual property cases, representing plaintiffs as well as defendants. Frequently recognized for his work on behalf of clients, Daniel counsels on complex patent infringement and trade secret cases, licensing litigation, and unfair competition and false advertisement disputes. In 2011, he won a $260 million verdict for his client, a small high-tech company, against a multinational telecommunications corporation. That verdict represented one of the largest patent verdicts in the United States that year.
Additionally, Daniel represents companies with their ITC concerns. He counsels clients in many different industries, including life sciences, regarding privacy and cybersecurity, advertising, consumer protection, and government and private antitrust litigation and investigations.
Daniel served as the lead trial lawyer for another underdog client, a scientific research foundation, in its patent dispute with a leading global medical device manufacturer. The jury was unanimous, ruling that the bigger company infringed on the patents of Daniel’s client, did so willfully, and awarded damages of $131.2 million to the foundation. That victory ranked number three on Law360’s Top California Verdicts list of 2014.
University of California, Berkeley, 1970, A.B., With Honors
Yale Law School, 1973, J.D.
Awards and Affiliations
Member, American Bar Association
Member, National Bar Association
Member, Inns of Court, Intellectual Property section
Hall of Fame Inductee, Charles Houston Bar Association
Listed, Who’s Who in American Law
Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, former lawyer delegate
Listed, Daily Journal's Top 75 Intellectual Property Litigators (2013)
Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2006–2014)
Listed as a Law360 MVP in Intellectual Property Law (2011)
Listed, Northern California Super Lawyer (2006 & 2008)
Listed, "Leading Intellectual Property Attorneys in California," Daily Journal (2009)
Listed, Daily Journal's Top 100 California's Leading Lawyers (2007)
Listed, U.S. Legal 500 Volume 2: Intellectual Property, Media, Technology and Telecoms (2007)