Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law
I not only creatively solve issues when they arise, but strategize to prevent them from arising in the first place

Dan Altman

Partner

At a Glance

  • J.D. University of California - Berkeley School of Law
  • M.A. Biology and Molecular Biology, University of California - Los Angeles
  • B.S. Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Profile 

Daniel E. Altman focuses on patent protection and related licensing issues for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.  A particular specialty of Dan’s relates to foreign patent protection for these industries.

Dan regularly attends the BIO International Convention and has also been recognized as a "Life Science Star" by Legal Media Group (LMG). He has spoken extensively in the field of patent law both in the United States and abroad. Dan has also lectured for AIPPI-Japan (Tokyo), AIPPI World Congress (Boston), AIPLA, KTK (Osaka), and AUS-BIO (Brisbane).

Prior to joining the firm, Dan was a teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District, where he taught physical science to seventh and eighth grade students. Dan joined the firm in 1989 and became a partner in 1993.

Externship Experience

Honorable Terry J. Hatter, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Education

  • University of California - Berkeley School of Law (J.D. 1989)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (M.A. Biology and Molecular Biology 1984)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.S. Biology 1980)
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