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Daniel R. GropperDaniel R. Gropper
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Technology Companies, Patent and Trademark

Direct Tel: (703) 281-7457
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Dan’s practice concentrates on trademark law, patent law, copyright law and licensing law. Working from the perspective of an accomplished software designer, a trained electrical engineer and an attorney, he assists RB’s business clients with:

•  Patent, trademark, copyright and licensing issues
•  Acting as local counsel, including issues involving the Patent and Trademark Office
•  Serving as Copyright Office liaison on a worldwide copyright basis

Dan is not only an intellectual property attorney, but also comes out of an emergency management background. For the past six years, he's been part of an FCC rule making study regarding the best way to transmit critical severe weather information directly to travelers.  In the summer of 2013, the FCC issued final rules regarding emergency weather information that adopted many of  Dan's policy and operating  proposals, particularly in allowing low-cost radio transmitters along major highways to transmit critical evacuation information, such as the location of food, fuel, rest stops and exits. The emergency management community views this as a major upgrade to public safety.

On April 15, 2014, Dan was awarded U.S. Patent 8,698,640 for a web-based weather alert system that he designed and built. The system is in active use by emergency management personnel, universities and sports venues across the country, including NBC's National Tornado Hunt crew. The Daytona International Speedway uses Dan's system, which was central to the 2014 evacuation of 150,000 attendees when the Speedway was threatened by a line of tornadoes.

Professional Credentials

•  Graduate, with honors, North Carolina State University
•  Graduate, George Washington University Law School
•  Barred in Virginia, the District of Columbia and before the patent bar
•  Designer of emergency alert radios in use nationally
•  Telecommunication Specialist for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
•  Member, Virginia Emergency Management Association
•  Member, International Association of Emergency Managers
•  Winner, Public Service Award from the Director of the National Weather Service (1993)
•  Successful trademark expert in many federal trademark suits


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