Bruce Dahl provides a full range of strategic intellectual property legal counseling to our clients in his role as chair of the intellectual property law practice group. As an IP lawyer, his vast range of experience extends to U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, patent infringement studies, design-around efforts and agreements relating to intellectual property. Over his career, Bruce has prosecuted patent applications in a wide range of technical fields, including materials science, optics, energy production, computers and software, general mechanics and thermodynamics. He also represents clients in a wide array of industries, such as manufacturing, mining and film coating.
Blessed with endless curiosity for how things work, Bruce is perfectly suited for his role as a hybrid technologist-engineer lawyer. While he still loves writing and filing exquisite patent applications and distilling complex information as an advocacy tool for the advancement of sciences, Bruce truly relishes counseling clients on how to use IP to achieve their business goals. As an experienced patent lawyer, he truly believes a patent is a type of innovative tool, one that inventors can use both offensively and defensively to achieve their objectives and leverage their businesses.
Like all great engineers, away from the office, you will probably find Bruce in his garage tinkering, woodworking, metalworking or firing up his fully restored 1965 Mustang that purrs with a sound and vibration that speaks to his heightened sense of sensory perception. A father to two boys and a girl, who are all musically inclined, Bruce recently helped one of his teenage sons create a new PA speaker cart (think angle iron and a welding torch), so new speakers could easily be carted on and off the football field for the marching band’s final performance of the season. As an intellectual property attorney, he is just as resourceful and inventive as that example suggests.