Daniel Hughes‘s practice focuses on patent litigation involving computer hardware, software, and medical devices. He also has experience in antitrust litigation and in the management of large patent portfolios.
Daniel received his law degree from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, graduating cum laude. While in law school, he served as an Associate Editor on the Arizona State Law Journal and as Webmaster for the Executive Moot Court Board. Upon graduation, Daniel received the Janet S. Muller Oral Advocacy Award, recognizing him as the top oral advocate from his graduating class. Prior to his legal education, he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Arizona.
Daniel worked as a summer associate at the firm in 2013 and joined the firm in 2014.
Clerk and Extern Experience
Extern, Honorable Kathleen O'Malley, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Extern, Honorable David Campbell, United States District Court for the District of Arizona
Extern, Honorable James Teilborg, United States District Court for the District of Arizona
Summer Law Clerk, Arizona Public Service Company
Order of Barristers
Janet S. Muller Oral Advocacy Award for Excellence in Oral Advocacy and Moot Court Competitions
Author, Litigation Blog
Co-Author, "IP Antitrust News: Xitronix v. KLA-Tencor: The Federal Circuit Finally Ends A Game Of Jurisdictional Hot Potato" IP Antitrust News (October 2019)
Co-Author, "The Defend Trade Secrets Act - A Year In Review," Law360 (May 2017)