Merchant & Gould Partner Dan McDonald Authors Executive Book on Tactics for Protecting Against NPE (Patent “Troll”) Lawsuits

January 11, 2013

Intellectual property law firm Merchant & Gould today announced that Daniel McDonald, a partner in the firm’s Minneapolis office, has published a book about how companies can become better protected against lawsuits brought by non-practicing entities (NPEs), some of which have been called patent “trolls.” The book, titled Protecting Your Company from the New Era of Patent Infringement Suits, is published by ExecSense and is now available on 

ExecSense is the world’s largest publisher of professional eBooks, webinars, and related publications, targeted to C-Level Executives. The eBook can be downloaded on Kindle devices and other devices such as PCs through a Kindle app.

“In recent years there has been a surge of patent infringement cases brought by companies that own patents but do not produce actual products,” said McDonald. “This type of case creates an entirely new dynamic compared to ‘traditional’ disputes between industry competitors. My aim in the book is to educate company leaders about what makes them vulnerable to being sued, how to reduce risk, and ultimately how to prevail in the courtroom.”

Mr. McDonald has practiced intellectual property law for 27 years, with a focus on litigation and trials. His cases involve a broad spectrum of technologies, focusing on software, digital imaging, telecommunications and electronics. He has been recognized by Chambers USA as one of the Leading Individuals in IP Litigation in Minnesota and is a Minnesota Law & Politics Super Lawyer. McDonald has achieved an AV peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized as one of the “Best Lawyers in America 2013” by The U.S. News & World Report.

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