Dan Minion advises clients on IP due diligence and contested life science and chemical patent matters. A first-chair Hatch-Waxman trial lawyer, Dan has also successfully argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), for both petitioner and patent owner. He has counseled on a wide range of pharmaceutical formulations for use in the treatment of cancer, renal disease, hypertension, arrhythmias, chronic pain, epilepsy, hormonal and genetic disorders, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dan is particularly experienced in advising clients on obtaining and enforcing method of treatment patents.
Prior to law school, Dan worked as a medicinal chemist at Agouron Pharmaceuticals and obtained a master’s degree in organic chemistry for his synthetic studies on the viridin family of kinase inhibitors.