Daniel Kane

Daniel Kane

Founder | Attorney
  • Gov & Administrative Law, Intellectual Property, Business Law
  • New York, United States Patent & Trademark Office
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Summary

Daniel "Dan” Kane is a registered patent attorney and corporate counsel with a passion for entrepreneurship — on main street or on a mainframe. For nearly a decade, he has advocated for startups and small businesses in New York State and across the country, from fighting burdensome regulations to protecting the innovative foundations of companies. With this law firm, he plans to solve the most persistent problem plaguing entrepreneurs — access to counsel.

Prior to private practice, Dan served in several roles with the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) in Washington, D.C. As an Assistant Chief Counsel in the SBA’s Office of Advocacy, Dan helped shop owners, cattle ranchers, software developers, food exporters, and other small entities amplify their voice during the federal regulatory process. Later, as an Attorney Advisor for the SBA’s Office of Hearings and Appeals, Dan worked to ensure truly “small” firms received contracts, task orders, and other government contracts set aside for small businesses or specific socioeconomic groups like women-owned (“WOSB”), minority-owned (“MOSB”), or service-disabled veteran-owned businesses (“SDVO SB”).

Today, Dan collaborates with serial entrepreneurs and established companies alike on the complex legal issues affecting their businesses. Whether navigating state and federal agencies, developing a IP strategy, or analyzing a business’ size and affiliations for government programs, Dan provides his clients with access to a depth of knowledge and strategy to achieve their business goals.

Practice Areas
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Business Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • SBA Lending & Programs
  • Government Contracts
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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United States Patent & Trademark Office
ID Number: 77650
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Director & Lead Counsel, TR Business Navigator
Tully Rinckey PLLC
- Current
Oversee the TR Business Navigator, an affordable, dynamic legal service and guidance program for startups and small businesses looking to launch, grow, and strengthen their business. Counsel entrepreneurs and business owners on legal issues, such as business formation, corporate compliance, SBA programs, intellectual property strategy, and other common legal issues.
Attorney Advisor, Office of Hearings and Appeal
U.S. Small Business Administration
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Resolved legally and factually complex procurement issues involving small business concerns and federal acquisitions. Controlled all aspects of case development, including treatment of confidential information and correspondence with contracting officers, attorneys, and pro se litigants. Drafted notices, orders, and tentative decisions at various stages during administrative proceedings. Advised Assistant Administrator and Administrative Judges on developments in federal jurisprudence, regulations, individual initiatives, and legislation.
Assistant Chief Counsel, Office of Advocacy
U.S. Small Business Administration
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Served as an independent voice for small business within government, collaborating with agency officials, Congressional staff, and other stakeholders on federal regulations and policies regarding safety, transportation, cybersecurity, international trade, and natural resources. Assessed the impact of proposed policies through outreach to small businesses and other small entities. Proposed regulatory and policy alternatives throughout the review process.
Law Clerk, Office of Advocacy
U.S. Small Business Administration
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Post-graduate clerkship working with the chief counsel and assistant chief counsels in advocating for small businesses federally and internationally. Provided detailed research and analysis of various items regarding small business issues for federal rulemakings and for international trade negotiations, including Advocacy’s implementation of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act. Authored congressional testimony and co-authored a comment letter regarding cybersecurity requirements under DFARS. Compiled work-product for annual congressional report.
Certified Student Attorney, Columbus Community Legal Services
The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
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Counseled low-income clients regarding executing last wills, probating estates, and applying for Social Security and other federal benefits. Represented low-income clients in housing conditions case against D.C. Housing Authority that required appearances before D.C. Superior Court and negotiations with opposing counsel regarding ongoing repairs. Provided free advice to interested individuals through the Small Claims Resource Center.
Research Assistant for Prof. Megan M. La Belle
The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
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Conducted research on various topics of patent law, including the America Invents Act, local patent rules, USPTO proceedings, and pending patent reforms targeting non-practicing entities. Reviewed law articles regarding declaratory judgment actions and staying litigation for USPTO proceedings.
Law Clerk, Office of Unfair Import Investigations
U.S. International Trade Commission
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Researched legal issues under patent and international trade statutes for pending Section 337 investigations. Drafted Staff’s motion responses as well as institution memos and notices of investigation for submission to the Commissioners. Participated in depositions of expert witnesses testifying to public interests and infringement by the accused products.
Intern to the Hon. Thomas B. Pender, Office of Admin. Law Judges
U.S. International Trade Commission
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Examined parties' briefs, exhibits, and motions in international intellectual property disputes arising under Section 337. Assisted the administrative law judge and attorney-advisors during investigation hearings, including Markman hearings. Drafted judicial orders and portions of initial determinations regarding domestic industry, infringement, invalidity, claim construction, and evidentiary findings.
Regulatory Fellow, Office of Advocacy
U.S. Small Business Adminsitration
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Evaluated regulatory flexibility analyses for proposed regulations from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Environmental Protection Agency. Oversaw review of proposed critical habitat designation for Gunnison Sage-grouse. Authored comment letter on behalf of the Office of Advocacy to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service based on small entity testimonials and review results.
Intern, Office of Advocacy
U.S, Small Business Administration
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Assisted with regulatory analysis of proposed underground storage tank regulations from Environmental Protection Agency. Interceded on behalf of trade association, concluding in meeting with congressional staffers and agency officials. Attended congressional hearings on STEM education, Hurricane Sandy relief, and American manufacturing. Authored 20+ page paper on Food and Drug Administration’s innovation and modernization efforts regarding medical devices.
Education
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
J.D. (2015) | Intellectual Property
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Honors: Student Commencement Speaker (Competitively Selected)
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George Washington University - Mount Vernon campus
B.S. (2012) | Biomedical Engineering
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Awards
Award of Excellence
U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy
In recognition of outstanding job performance when stepping in to help the Office of Information during webmaster vacancy.
Award of Excellence
U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy
In recognition of outstanding job performance in helping draft and compile the RFA Annual Report for FY2015.
The Extra Mile Award
The Catholic University of American, Columbus School of Law
For Outstanding Service to the Law School Community
Professional Associations
Albany County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Intellectual Property and Innovation American Inn of Court
Member
- Current
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New York State Bar Association
Member
- Current
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American Bar Association
Member
- Current
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American Intellectual Property Law Association
Member
- Current
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Giles Sutherland Rich American Inn of Court
Member
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Control and Ownership , Gear Up For Success- A Veteran-Owned Business Networking Breakfast , Tully Rinckey PLLC
Tully Rinckey PLLC
Certifications
Registered Patent Attorney
USPTO
Websites & Blogs
Website
Home Page
Contact & Map
Law Office of Daniel T. Kane, PLLC
19 Quaker Hill Road
Milton, NY 12547
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday: Closed
Notice: No In-Person Consultations at this time.