"Dan is an exceptional patent lawyer and strategist who delivers great results for us time and again. He is an invaluable asset to our team."
- Client Testimonial


Dan Shores is a Partner at Rothwell Figg and is a founder of its Boston office. He is passionate about helping his clients build robust patent portfolios, litigate matters (both as plaintiffs and defendants in the U.S. District Courts and in IPR and other post-grant proceedings), protect trade secrets, negotiate strategic collaborations, conduct due diligence and landscape investigations, and prepare for success in funding rounds and exits. Dan is a problem-solver who excels at deciphering key translational aspects of a broad array of technologies to maximize leverage in the context of clients’ desired implementation of such technologies whether as participants in dynamic markets or as first movers. Dan is a registered patent attorney licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and in the District of Columbia. He is a member of the bars of the Supreme Court of the United States, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Dan lives in Boston with his wife Lindsay, their daughter Audrey, and their two English Bulldogs Jarves and Rosie.


Speaking Engagements

Community & Professional

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA)

Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Massachusetts Maritime Academy


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center

B.S., Engineering, University of New Hampshire

Bar & Court Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
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