Member, BEE, MSEE, MBA, JD
Dan Homiller has over 30 years of experience working with a wide range of wireless communications technologies in a variety of roles. This includes over 20 years as a systems engineer, project manager, engineering manager, product manager, and Deputy Chief Technology Officer designing and developing radio circuits, cellular telephones, and related products. Dan also spent four years in an in-house legal role, participating in intellectual property licensing transactions, strategic patent portfolio development, and patent infringement litigation defense. He draws on this in-house experience with infringement allegations and patent litigation to advise clients on reducing risks posed by third party intellectual property.
Dan’s understanding of the client perspective, combined with his extensive engineering background, gives him a distinct edge in patent prosecution in areas of electronic devices, products and systems, as well as software systems. An inventor himself, Mr. Homiller is named on eleven United States patents and has particular expertise in wireless systems. He additionally has extensive experience in preparing and negotiating technology-related agreements including nondisclosure, licensing and technology/software agreements. His knowledge of nearly every phase of high-tech product development, particularly for portable electronic devices, allows him to offer his clients expertise in all phases of the patent life cycle, from concept generation and evaluation, patent preparation and prosecution, to patent and technology licensing.
In addition to preparing and prosecuting hundreds of high-tech patent applications, Dan has taken cases to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Analog and digital circuits, including radio-frequency; cellular telephony systems and devices; power generation and distribution; medical devices.
- Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
- M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
- M.B.A., Duke University Fuqua School of Business
- Juris Doctor, Duke University School of Law, Law & Contemporary Problems journal, Duke Law & Technology Review journal
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
- North Carolina State Bar
- Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- Named inventor on at least 11 issued patents
- 20 years of wireless and telecoms industry experience
- 14 years’ experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications
- Fuqua Scholar at Duke University Fuqua School of Business
- High Honors, Order of the Coif at Duke University School of Law
- Daniel P. Homiller, From Deepsouth to the Great White North: The Extraterritorial Reach of United States Patent Law After Research in Motion, 4 Duke Law & Technology Review 1-17 (2005)
- Daniel P. Homiller, Patent Misuse in Patent Pool Licensing: From National Harrow to “The Nine No-Nos” to Not Likely, 5 Duke Law & Technology Review 1-21 (2006)
- Daniel P. Homiller, 'The Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the European Union Copyright Directive: Next Steps' (2005) Duke Law 17 http://www.law.duke.edu/cspd/papers/nextsteps.doc