Daniel Parrish

Daniel draws on his engineering background to serve intellectual property clients, predominantly in patent prosecution, opinion work, and all phases of trial practice.  He works with global companies to protect innovations relating to medical devices, aerospace designs, and computer software.  Having spent six years as a biomedical engineer, Daniel understands the complexities and challenges of technology design and implementation, and how these can be leveraged in patent applications and adverse proceedings.

Before transitioning into law, Daniel worked at med-tech startups involving neuro-stimulation treatments for obstructive sleep apnea, and ophthalmology treatments for cataracts and glaucoma.  He is an inventor on four pending patents and has authored multiple academic publications.  He graduated with honors from the William Mitchell College of Law where he held an editor position in an IP law journal.  Daniel holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Minnesota, double majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Human Physiology.

Daniel is also a contributor to the patent treatise, Robert L. Harmon et al., Patents and the Federal Circuit (Bloomberg BNA 13th ed. 2017), and has held the position since 2014.  In addition to IP, Daniel is committed to pro bono work.  He focuses on issues related to fair housing and wrongful eviction, and has first-chaired multiple bench trials.

  • J.D., cum laude
    William Mitchell College of Law, 2014
  • B.S., Biomedical Engineering and Physiology
    University of Minnesota, 2008
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Experience | Legal

Brinks Gilson & Lione, Chicago, Illinois
Associate, 2014-Present
Summer Associate, 2013

ClarVista Medical Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota
Patent Agent, 2013-2014

Apnex Medical, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota
Patent Agent, 2010-2013

Westman, Champlin, Koehler, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Law Clerk, Summer 2012

Experience | Non-Legal

OcuTherix, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota
Engineering Consultant, 2014

Apnex Medical, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Biomedical Engineer, 2008-2013

3M, St. Paul, Minnesota
Technical Aide, 2007-2008

University of Minnesota Diabetes Institute for Immunology & Transplant, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Undergraduate Engineering Project, 2007-2008

Mayo Clinic MRI Research Lab, Rochester, Minnesota
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, 2006

Experience | Civic Activities
Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing, Chicago, Illinois
Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Fellowship, April-August 2014
Young Professionals Board member, 2015-present
Forward Thinking
October 31, 2016
In a recent PTAB ruling, Corning Gilbert, Inc. v. PPC Broadband, Inc., No. IPR2013-00342, Paper 57 (PTAB Oct. 12, 2016),[1] the PTAB reversed itself on remand from the Federal Circuit.  The Corning series of decisions is instructive ...
in the media
June 15, 2016
On June 15, 2016, Amir N. Penn and Daniel A. Parrish authored an article for Law360 entitled, "5 Ways To Overcome An Examiner’s Post-Alice 101 Rejection." Please visit here to read more.
December 02, 2015

The Brinks Post-Grant Practice Group held the fourth in a series of webinars on recent developments in ...

June 02, 2015

On June 1, 2015 Trevor Copeland and Daniel Parrish's article, 'International Design Patent Filing Considerations ...

February 05, 2015
On February 5, 2015 Daniel Parrish and Mircea Tipescu’s article, “3 Cost-Effective Ways to Protect IP When Working With Suppliers,” was published in the blog, Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry. Click here to read more.
in the media
Daniel Parrish was mentioned in The Federalist Society. Click here to read more.
in the media
October 06, 2014
On October 3, 2014, our new Fall Associates were mentioned in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin in the “In The News” section. “Brinks, Gilson & Lione added David Bernard, Craig C. Bradley Jr., Yongsok Choi, Jennifer Coronel, ...
in the media
September 17, 2014
On September 17, 2014 Daniel Parrish was mentioned in the September issue of the Lawyers Committee for Better Housing Newsletter in the article, "An Intern's Experience in Eviction Court." Click here to read more.
  • “Protecting Your Creative Look: Strategic Use of Design Patents,” Brinks Webinar August 17, 2016
  • “Prior Art Publications that Require Authentication at PTAB," Post-Grant Patent Webinar, December 2, 2015
  • Moderator, "How Information Gathering, Sharing and Ownership Will Affect the Future of Connected Health," Medical Devices & Manufacturing conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 4, 2015
Press Releases & Events
October 18, 2016

CHICAGO—For the second year in a row, attorneys from intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione...

September 07, 2016

CHICAGO—Keith D. Weiss, Ph.D., and Daniel Parrish, patent prosecutors at intellectual property law firm Brinks...

August 17, 2016

CHICAGO—Trevor K. Copeland and Daniel Parrish, patent prosecutors at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson ...

August 17, 2016

On August 17, Trevor K. Copeland and Daniel Parrish will speak at the Brinks webinar entitled “Protecting ...

September 15, 2014
CHICAGO—In response to rising demand for its core intellectual property legal services, Brinks Gilson & Lione recently announced the hiring of nine new associates. Brinks' incoming associates have professional and educational ...
  • CALI awards: Patent Litigation;  Start-Up Business Enterprise.
  • 1st Place, Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA) Cup Moot Court Competition.
  • Regional Semi-finalist, Giles Rich Patent Moot Court Competition
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
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