McDonald of Merchant & Gould Recognized as a Top IP Litigator in Minnesota

June 23, 2006

Merchant & Gould, an intellectual property and litigation law firm, announced that Dan McDonald has been named as a top intellectual property litigator in Minnesota for the second consecutive year by Chambers USA, an international publisher of legal resources.

In private practice for 20 years, McDonald focuses on patent and copyright litigation, trademark/trade dress litigation and trade secret litigation with an emphasis on electronics, software and Internet issues. McDonald's successes for clients have included trial wins, expedited relief and multi-million dollar awards. He has represented clients ranging from individual inventors to the British Post Office, in cases involving a broad spectrum of technologies. McDonald also serves on Merchant & Gould's executive committee.

Merchant & Gould is one of the largest law firms in the U.S. that focuses exclusively on intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, trade secret, advertising, Internet and software, and related litigation including both trials and appeals. The firm represents clients of all sizes ranging from individual inventors, emerging companies and Fortune 500 corporations, to governmental bodies and academic institutions. Clients represent diverse industries and technologies including chemistry, biotechnology, computer hardware and software, medicine and manufacturing.

Chambers USA compiles its annual rankings based on client interviews, technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness, astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by the client.

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