Daniel R. Ling



For nearly 20 years, Dan has been counseling clients on intellectual property law matters, with a focus on market clearance and patent procurement/portfolio development including the preparation and prosecution of hundreds of U.S. and foreign patent applications.

Dan works closely with both domestic and foreign clients, with attention on each client’s individual needs during the patent application process. He has assisted mid-size companies with portfolio management strategies to ensure clients maximize the value of their assets.

He has extensive experience with clearance/right-to-market searches and opinions for new products. He provides research support for reexaminations and prepares patentability opinions for a variety of technologies.

In addition, Dan has experience with post-grant proceedings, invalidity and non-infringement opinions as well as patent litigation.

In addition to the U.S., Dan has secured intellectual property rights in foreign jurisdictions including Europe, China and Japan.



Daniel has extensive patent preparation, prosecution and counseling experience in mechanical technologies such as:

  • 3D printers
  • Alternative energy devices
  • Commercial truck braking and stability systems
  • Computer vision tracking and analysis systems
  • Fuel delivery systems
  • Home appliances
  • Hydraulics
  • IC chip fabrication
  • Motor drive control units
  • Packaging
  • Vehicle braking systems
  • Weapon stabilizers
  • Welding/forging machines

Honors and Activities

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Cleveland & American Intellectual Property Law Associations


Case Western Reserve University College of Law, J.D.

University of Michigan, B.S.E. Civil Engineering


  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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