Kunzler Bean & Adamson

Danny Hopkinson

Of Counsel, Registered Patent Attorney

Expertise: Intellectual Property, Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Startups
Licensed: Utah, USPTO
Education: Creighton University School of Law

dhopkinson@kba.law | (801) 939-3623

Danny Hopkinson is a registered patent attorney in the intellectual property group at Kunzler Bean & Adamson.  Danny has a broad technical background that includes semiconductors, electronic devices, computer software and hardware, networking, cloud computing, oil-field technology, chemistry, and physics.  Danny’s practice focuses on managing global IP portfolios for his clients.  Danny also is experienced in due diligence related to mergers and acquisitions, patent drafting and prosecution, infringement and freedom-to-operate analysis, trademarks, copyrights, and licensing.  Danny is a former in-house IP counsel for a manufacturer of retail products.

Danny initially joined the firm in 2000 while studying at the University of Utah.  Danny has worked for the firm as a technical writer, patent agent, and patent attorney.  Following a stint as in-house IP counsel, he returned to the firm in 2018.  He attended law school on scholarship at Creighton University.  During law school, Danny was awarded Cali awards for excellence (to the top student) in the study of patents and trademarks.  In his final year of law school, Danny also worked in the community economic development clinic.

Prior to joining KB&A, Danny worked as a research technician fabricating and testing fuel cell sensors for Atwood Mobile Products, and as a chemical research assistant studying additives for diesel fuel for Dr. Edward M. Eyring of the University of Utah.

When not working, Danny enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife Bonnie and their four children.  For the past five years, Danny has volunteered to lead the management of finance and membership records of his church congregation.

HONORS & EDUCATION
  • BS, Materials Science & Engineering, University of Utah
  • JD, Creighton University School of Law
HISTORY & EXPERIENCE
  • JS Products, IP Counsel
  • Atwood Mobile Products, Fuel Cell Research Technician
  • University of Utah Chemistry Lab of Dr. Eyring, Research Assistant