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Dan Dacey

Technical Specialist

Boston, Burlington
D. 857-990-4914

Related Practices
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Post-Grant Procedures
  • Patent Portfolio Strategy & Management

University of Massachusetts – Lowell
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in progress; Biomedical Engineering & Biotechnology

Brandeis University
Masters of Science (M.S.), Molecular & Cellular Biology

University of Massachusetts – Lowell
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Medical Laboratory Science


Dan is a Technical Specialist in our life sciences patent prosecution group. Dan assists with all aspects of life science patent prosecution.

  •  Preparation and prosecution of life sciences patent applications

  •  Development of patentability analysis for life science clients

  •  Assisting with Patent Trial and Appeal Board Procedures including interferences, reexamination proceedings, inter partes reviews (IPR), post-grant reviews, ex parte appeals, and other proceedings before the PTAB

  •  Patent prosecution strategies for business growth and success


Dan’s primary focus is intellectual property prosecution, which includes strategic development of complex patent portfolios for companies, universities and research institutions. He assists with preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the fields of biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, immunology, biochemical and molecular diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, microbiology, molecular genetics, pharmacogenomics, recombinant technologies, enzyme replacement therapy, messenger RNA therapy, gene therapy, bioinformatics, drug discovery, medical devices, clinical chemistry, and microbiology; and performs due diligence investigations.

Dan is finishing his PhD in Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology at UMass Lowell. His research focuses on metagenomic and metatranscriptomic procedures to investigate infectious disease transmission and the gut microbiome, utilizing bioinformatic techniques to analyze the large datasets generated by DNA and RNA sequencing of these complex microbial environments

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