Daniel Muino is an intellectual property litigator with more than a decade of experience litigating patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret matters in federal courts around the country and at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). Mr. Muino is an editor of the firm’s MoFo@ITC web blog, which covers developments in ITC law and practice.
Mr. Muino has handled high-stakes IP cases between competitors and defended clients against non-practicing patent holders. The technologies in his cases have been diverse, including the Java and Android software platforms, the UNIX operating system, IEEE 802.11 wireless networking devices, MEMS gyroscopes and accelerometers, web advertising platforms, rare earth magnets, medical devices, and barcode scanners.
Mr. Muino’s IP litigation experience includes a number of jury trials and arbitration hearings. In 2010, following a three-week trial, a jury rendered a verdict for client Novell affirming its ownership of copyrights to the UNIX computer operating system. In 2012, Mr. Muino managed the trial team on behalf of Oracle in its IP lawsuit against Google over the Android operating system. In 2014, Mr. Muino helped secure a mistrial for defendant Palo Alto Networks in a two-week jury trial over alleged infringement of firewall patents. In 2015, Mr. Muino was second-chair at a seven-day patent jury trial that resulted in a verdict in favor of client Microscan. Other trials and hearings involved medical devices and software products.
At the ITC, Mr. Muino has represented complainants and respondents in complex, large-scale Section 337 cases.
On a pro bono basis, Mr. Muino has authored amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court and state supreme courts concerning matters of constitutional rights. Mr. Muino previously served as a law clerk at the Institute for Justice, a public interest law firm dedicated to the defense of constitutional rights. Mr. Muino is recommended by Legal 500 US 2017 for patent litigation at the ITC.
Mr. Muino received his law degree from the University of Chicago in 2000, where he was awarded the Thomas R. Mulroy Prize for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy. He was also on the Hinton Moot Court Board. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Harvard University in 1995.
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