Butzel adds Intellectual Property attorney to the firm’s Washington, D.C. office


WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Daniel G. Vivarelli, Jr. has joined Butzel as a Shareholder based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on intellectual property (IP), including trade secret and patent litigation, intellectual property licensing, and patent prosecution and counseling.

Vivarelli represents clients in high-stakes trade secrets and patent litigation, with a particular emphasis on software-related innovations. He has served as trial counsel in several software-related trade secrets and patent matters, and also has been lead counsel in a number of Patent Office proceedings.

He also advises business teams on IP-related transaction provisions in various types of agreements; manages client IP portfolios and supervises outside patent prosecution counsel; performs invention mining and evaluation to support new product launches; and supports business needs for creative licensing of IP, patent enforcement, and new business opportunities.

Vivarelli is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the District of Columbia and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

His honors include recognition by the Legal 500, Recommended for Patent: Litigation (Full Coverage), 2020. He also has been named to Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," Intellectual Property Litigation, 2013-2018.

Vivarelli is a graduate of George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School (J.D., 2002) and Wake Forest University (B.S., cum laude, Computer Science, 1999).

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