Daniel P. Dailey

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(248) 380 – 9300, ext: 131

Dan is a Principal Attorney at Quinn IP Law, where he combines his significant legal and engineering experience to help clients succeed in today’s evolving patent landscape. He is approaching nearly two decades of private practice experience in the chemical, petroleum, aerospace, and mechanical engineering, materials science, electronics and semiconductors, medical devices, and manufacturing arts for a variety of high-tech industries, including the automotive and aerospace industries, consumer goods industry, medical device industry, petroleum refining, gas processing, and petrochemical production industries, and renewable and green energy industries.

A registered patent attorney, Dan’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of domestic, international, and foreign patent applications, portfolio counseling and management, inventive concept mining, invalidity, non-infringement, and freedom to operate opinions, and design around alternatives.  Dan also has a growing practice in trademark application preparation and prosecution, copyright registration, due diligence, and transactional matters.

Prior to joining Quinn IP Law, Dan served at two national intellectual property firms as an intellectual property attorney.  In this role, in addition to preparing and prosecuting patent applications, and preparing invalidity, non-infringement, and freedom to operate opinions, he provided trademark and copyright registration support, and due diligence and IP litigation support.  Dan’s efforts in protecting a major multi-national petrochemical company’s developing intellectual property for transitioning from traditional petrochemical production towards more renewable and green energy production was especially fulfilling work.  Prior to his legal career, Dan had a successful career as a design and manufacturing engineer and as an engineering manager in the defense, automotive, and aerospace industries for more than two decades. This combined with being an inventor himself who holds multiple patents, enables Dan to work more effectively with inventors to better distill their inventions and protect their intellectual property.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Lawrence Technological University, a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Wayne State University, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Wayne State University Law School.  He is a registered patent attorney and a member of the State Bar of Michigan.  Dan also holds 10 U.S. patents for innovations related to electronics manufacturing, molding and plastic processing, and integrated airbag systems.

Practice Areas

  • Copyrights
  • IP Litigation
  • Licensing & Monetization
  • Patents
  • Portfolio Management
  • Post Grant Proceedings
  • Trademarks


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Automotive
  • Biotechnology & Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Consumer Products
  • Electrical & Computer Science-Engineering
  • Image Processing & Optics
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical & Electromechanical Engineering
  • Semiconductor Processing & Devices
  • Software & Information Technology
  • Telecommunications & Wireless Technology


  • J.D., Wayne State University Law School
  • M.S., Wayne State University, Chemical Engineering
  • B.S., Lawrence Technological University, Chemistry


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association