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The Right Way to Calculate Due Dates in Europe and China
If you are docketing in China or Europe, you may notice that calculated due dates don’t match the dates given by your foreign associate. This program will explain why and the proper way to calculate due dates in these countries.
Using Analytics as a Patent Annuity Decision Tool
Join us as our panel discusses best practices for the annuity payment decision process and how patent analytics can help assist annuity decision makers in making the best decisions possible.
IP Punch List for Software Companies
The Software field is a dynamic growing area. This webinar will focus on the challenges that software companies face in protecting their innovations both in the US and in other important jurisdictions.
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Schwegman is teaming up with WIPO to host an all-day complimentary "Advanced PCT Training" seminar that will provide insights to practitioners on amendments and recent developments to the PCT rules, developing a strategy for international filings and procedural safeguards.
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Areas of Practice
  • Electrical & Computers
  • Medical Devices
  • Software & E-Commerce
IP Services
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Portfolio Management & Analysis
  • Foreign Rights
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Daniel Mertes is a registered patent attorney and Principal at Schwegman.  He has patent experience in various technology areas, including medical devices, electrical systems, telecommunications, computer hardware and software and semiconductor devices.  His practice includes patent prosecution and intellectual property counseling.  He received his undergraduate degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his law degree from the University of Minnesota.  Prior to law school, Dan worked at IBM in Rochester, Minnesota in computer hardware development.  Dan is admitted to practice law in Wisconsin and Minnesota.  He is also admitted to the U.S.D.C. for the District of Minnesota, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  Dan is located in Wisconsin as a Satellite Attorney.


University of Minnesota Law School
Minneapolis, MN, 1995
J.D., Honors: Magna Cum Laude

University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI, 1992, B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Honors: Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu,
Engineering Honor Societies

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Bar Admissions & Associations
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U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

American Intellectual Property Law Association
American Bar Association – Intellectual Property Law Section
State Bar of Wisconsin- Intellectual Property Law Section