Daniel J. Smola

Sean F. Mellino

Upon graduating from St. Ignatius High School within the top 10% of his class, Daniel J. Smola began his collegiate studies at The University of Dayton where he subsequently earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree in 2000. Dan has engineering experience through positions he held at Logicon FDC, General Motors and TRW. In 2004, Dan received his JD degree from the University of Akron School of Law where he was a member of Intellectual Property and Technology Law Association. While attending the University of Akron School of Law, Dan received hands on intellectual property experience as a law clerk for Bridgestone/Firestone in Akron, Ohio. After graduation, Dan served as an intellectual property project attorney at a Cleveland, Ohio based law firm before beginning his employment with D. Peter Hochberg Co., L.P.A. in 2006.

Dan has extensive experience in the filing, preparing and prosecution of patent applications in a wide variety of technologies. He also has a wealth of knowledge in the preparation and prosecution of trademarks in the United States and throughout the world.

Dan is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and is a member of the bar of Ohio.

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