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J. Daniel Harkins

J. Daniel Harkins



  • Intellectual Property & Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Biotechnology and Life Science
  • Cybersecurity
  • Intellectual Property

WSG Practice Industries


Texas, U.S.A.


Dan Harkins is the Intellectual Property and IP Litigation Department Director of Dykema. For more than 30 years, Mr. Harkins has advised clients on how best to protect and enhance their intellectual property assets. He litigates patent, trademark, domain name, copyright, and trade secret disputes, as well as technology and commercial disputes. Recognized nationally for his trademark litigation experience, Dan is frequently asked to speak and write about trade secrets and intellectual property issues.

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1987


St. Mary's University School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1987 University of Dallas, B.A., Political Philosophy, cum laude, 1981
Areas of Practice

Biotechnology and Life Science | Cybersecurity | Intellectual Property | Intellectual Property & Intellectual Property Litigation | Intellectual Property Litigation | Litigation | National Trial Team | Non-Compete, Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets | Privacy and Data Security | Privacy, Data Security & E-Commerce | Trademark


Supreme Court Holds Willfulness Not Required For Disgorgement of Profits From Trademark Infringement
Dykema, April 2020

The United States Supreme Court recently held that a plaintiff need not show that a defendant willfully infringed the plaintiff's trademark as a requirement for recovering the defendant’s profits.Romag Fasteners, Inc. v. Fossil Grp., Inc., No. 18-1233, 2020 U.S. LEXIS 2408, at *12-13 (U.S. Apr. 23, 2020). Romag Fasteners, Inc. sued Fossil, Inc...

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