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Daniel W. McDonald, Partner, Merchant & Gould P.C. to Speak at KC’s How to Prove Damages in Patent, Trademark and Copyright Cases Live Webcast

New York, NY, February 16, 2013 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced that Daniel W. McDonald, Partner, Merchant & Gould P.C. will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “How to Prove Damages in Patent, Trademark and Copyright Cases Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled on April 3, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET.

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Event Synopsis:

Intellectual property (IP) litigation presents a whole host of challenges for companies and attorneys especially in terms of estimating, calculating and proving patent damages.

This Live Webcast will teach attorneys, among other things, how to prove damages in patent, trademark and copyright cases, how to obtain more evidence, how to calculate and estimate IP damages and how to recognize and avoid common IP pitfalls. This is a must attend for all attorneys who need to be in the know with respect to intellectual property. The panel of thought leaders will be available to answer questions and illuminate the latest regulatory updates for participants.

About Daniel W. McDonald

In addition to being a former litigation group chair and a member of Merchant & Gould’s Executive Committee, Dan McDonald is a seasoned litigator and trial lawyer, representing clients in patent litigation, copyright litigation, trademark/trade dress litigation, and trade secret litigation with an emphasis on electronics, software, and Internet issues. He has represented clients ranging from individual inventors to the British Post Office, in cases involving a broad spectrum of technologies from software, digital imaging, telecommunications, and electronics to apparel, aerospace, printing, and materials handling.

Dan has successfully blocked a patent owner’s claim for over $35 million in patent infringement damages, resulting in an award of $0 affirmed on appeal despite a finding of infringement. The patent owner had previously received over $50 million in damage awards and settlements from other accused infringers. He has obtained an "exceptional" case finding after trying a patent case to verdict, obtaining attorneys' fees and punitive damages affirmed on appeal. He has also successfully protected a multi-million dollar unfair competition damage award to against post-trial attacks where the award exceeded the amount requested from the jury and the amount stated in expert reports. And, he secured a multi-million dollar payment from a patent owner to a client accused of infringement to settle claims of tortious interference, unfair competition, and inequitable conduct. His book, Protecting Your Company Against the New Era of Patent Infringement Suits, is available for download at

About Merchant & Gould P.C.

Merchant & Gould has engaged exclusively in the practice of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, trade secret, advertising and computer law, and related litigation including both trials and appeals, for 110 years.

With offices in Atlanta, Denver, Knoxville, Madison, Minneapolis, New York City, Seattle and Washington DC, and more than 100 practicing attorneys, the firm is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States. Typically, our attorneys are admitted to practice in the state where they reside and nearly all are admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). We are consistently ranked as a top patent, trademark and copyright firm both in the U.S. and globally. We value our client relationships, and actively partner with clients to understand, build, and implement technology and intellectual property driven strategies that add bottom-line business value. The depth and breadth of our legal and technical knowledge, coupled with years of experience in helping clients create and strategically manage global intellectual property assets, uniquely positions us to be a valued member of the client team.

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format.

The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries. For further details, please visit the organization’s website:
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