Daniel Bucca, Ph.D., devotes his practice to procuring, enforcing, and licensing patent rights and strategic, worldwide patent portfolio counseling with particular emphasis on life science, chemical, and material science technologies. Dan has experience conducting IP transactions, freedom-to-operate, patentability, validity and non-infringement opinions, and complex, global intellectual property matters including global litigation, appeals, and proceedings in US and foreign patent offices including post grant reviews, reexaminations, reissues, interferences, oppositions, and nullity actions.
Dan’s clients include US and international companies offering pharmaceuticals, food products, polymers, battery & fuel cell technologies, specialty materials, oil & gas technologies, and environmental remediation technologies.
Previously, Dan worked as a researcher in government laboratories in the semiconductor and chemical industries.
American University Washington College of Law, 1999, J.D.
Pennsylvania State University, 1986, B.Sc., Chemistry
Pennsylvania State University, 1991, Ph.D., Polymer Science
District of Columbia
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
US District Court for the District of Columbia
US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
US Patent and Trademark Office
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Intellectual Property, Law360 (2019)
Member, Litigation Department of the Year–Intellectual Property, The American Lawyer (2019)
Member, Virginia State Bar
Member, DC Bar
Member, American Chemical Society
Member, Asian Practice Committee, Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
DC Chapter Advisory Council Member, Licensing Executives Society International, LES Greater Washington