Danielle N. Gross, Ph.D.

Patent Agent


Danielle focuses her practice on patent preparation and prosecution for domestic and foreign clients. She also provides comprehensive patentability and freedom to operate opinions, as well as manages patent portfolios for clients across multiple jurisdictions.

Danielle has experience across a range of technologies including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, small molecules, nucleic acids, proteins, peptides, molecular diagnostics, and medical devices, where she uses her technical experience to strategically advise clients. Danielle has also gained valuable knowledge in the mechanical arts having represented a large multinational automotive corporation over the past number of years.

Previous Work and Industry Experience

Prior to joining Volpe Koenig, Danielle worked as a medical writer where she prepared research manuscripts, review articles, congress abstracts, and presentations on a variety of therapeutics and medical devices under various stages of clinical development. She was also involved with publication planning, drafting scientific statements, and gap analyses for pharmaceutical industry clients.

Danielle has extensive experience as a research scientist. Her doctoral work focused on vesicle trafficking and transport of glucose into cells, as well as the regulation of catecholamine-induced lipolysis. Following graduate school, Danielle did a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania where she studied the effects of cytokine signaling on pancreatic beta-cells using transgenic mouse models. As a scientist, she co-authored numerous scientific publications, was awarded research grants, and presented her work at major scientific meetings.

Life Beyond Law

Danielle is a Pilates and Yoga enthusiast, and loves to hike, kayak, bike, and ski whenever she gets the chance. Her other interests include the symphony, the ballet, playing the piano, travelling, and spending time with family and friends.




Danielle has experience across a range of proficiencies including:

  • Alloys
  • Automobile and Parts and Components
  • Batteries
  • Biohazardous detection
  • Biologics
  • Biomedical devices
  • Biosensor monitoring products
  • Biotechnology
  • Cleaning devices for optical sensors of a vehicle
  • Consumer healthcare products         
  • Delivery devices
  • DNA and protein science       
  • Drug Delivery Devices and Systems
  • Exterior Mirror Devices for Vehicles
  • Fabrics and apparel
  • Food and beverage products
  • Health and beauty products
  • Image recording devices for vehicle body
  • Industrial chemical compositions       
  • Key Fob Systems
  • Medical Devices and Endoscopes
  • Metal Coatings
  • Motors
  • MRI
  • New chemical entities
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical compositions and formulations
  • Plant genetics, modification and processing methods          
  • Sintered Materials
  • Solenoid valve systems
  • Surgical Implants
  • Synthetic materials
  • Textile polymers
  • Therapeutics
  • Thin films and coatings
  • Transmissions
  • Vaccines        


Boston University, Ph.D., Biochemistry

McGill University, B.S. Biochemistry


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • French
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