Daniel P. Aleksynas

Senior Counsel

aleksynas@youngbasile.com / vCard

3001 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 624
Troy, MI 48084

P: 248-649-3333
F: 248-649-3338

Practice Areas

Education

Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2008

Western Michigan University, Bachelor or Science, 2002

Admissions

State Bar of Michigan

Federal District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Federal Circuit Court of Appeals

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Mr. Aleksynas is responsible for drafting and prosecuting provisional and non-provisional patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and before International Patent Offices related chemical, electrical, medical devices and mechanical technology. He analyzes competitor and client patents, drafts non-infringement opinions, reexamination proceedings, freedom to operate opinions and responses to inter parte reviews. Mr. Aleksynas counsels startup companies and assists them in developing an intellectual property culture. He also counsels corporations with an established intellectual property culture.

Industry Experience

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Aleksynas worked at the Sonoco, Paper Division as a process engineer. There, he assisted in the development of new products, assisted in the installation of $2 million in capital improvements and engineering process improvements. He was the manager in charge of all environmental compliance. Mr. Aleksynas is a Six Sigma Blackbelt.

Honors/Distinctions

Best Lawyers in America, 2017-2020.

Lawyers of Distinction, 2016.

Michigan Top Lawyers, 2015-2020

Super Lawyers 2017-2020

Dbusiness top lawyers 2018-2020

Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Up & Coming Lawyers 2017 Class

Publications

Financier Worldwide, 2012, “Owner as Applicant in the United States,”

Lawyer-Monthly.com, 2014, §111(a) v. 371

Contributing Author of Intellectual Property Culture: Strategy and Compliance, LexisNexis, 2015 and 2017 editions.

IPO Patent Landscape Survey Report, White Paper, August 07, 2014.

The Lexis Practice Advisor Journal, Special Edition 2016, “Attorney Cloud Computing for Technology Clients: A patent and Trade Secret Perspective.”

Professional Activities

Committee Member of Michigan’s Patent Pro Bono Committee 2015- present. (Currently Co-Chair of the Steering Committee

Michigan Intellectual Property Inn of Court 2011-2019

IPO Patent Search Committee 2010-2017

Judge at International Patent Drafting Competition 2017-2019

Presenter at USPTO on February 22, 2017 “Why Search?”

Leadership Oakland, Class 27

State Bar of Michigan, Intellectual Property Section, Executive Committee, 2017-present (Currently Secretary/Treasurer)

Western Michigan University Advisory Board for the WMU School of Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering 2014-present

Member of the Board of Directors for Pontiac Regional Chamber of Commerce, September 2017-present (Currently First Vice-Chair)