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Butzel adds Intellectual Property attorney to the firm’s Washington, D.C. office

June 15, 2022
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Daniel G. Vivarelli, Jr. has joined Butzel as a Shareholder based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on intellectual property (IP), including trade secret and patent litigation, intellectual property licensing, and patent prosecution and counseling.

Vivarelli represents clients in high-stakes trade secrets and patent litigation, with a particular emphasis on software-related innovations. He has served as trial counsel in several software-related trade secrets and patent matters, and also has been lead counsel in a number of Patent Office proceedings.

He also advises business teams on IP-related transaction provisions in various types of agreements; manages client IP portfolios and supervises outside patent prosecution counsel; performs invention mining and evaluation to support new product launches; and supports business needs for creative licensing of IP, patent enforcement, and new business opportunities.

Vivarelli is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the District of Columbia and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

His honors include recognition by the Legal 500, Recommended for Patent: Litigation (Full Coverage), 2020. He also has been named to Super Lawyers, “Rising Star,” Intellectual Property Litigation, 2013-2018.

Vivarelli is a graduate of George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School (J.D., 2002) and Wake Forest University (B.S., cum laude, Computer Science, 1999).

About Butzel

Butzel is one of the leading law firms in Michigan and the United States. It was founded in Detroit in 1854 and has provided trusted client service for more than 160 years. Butzel’s full-service law offices are located in Detroit, Troy, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich.; New York, NY; and, Washington, D.C., as well as an alliance office in Beijing. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting or follow Butzel on Twitter: