Daniel L. Shores is branch manager for the Boston division of Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C., an intellectual property boutique firm based in Washington, D.C., where he serves as outside intellectual property (IP) counsel for XenoTherapeutics. Dan previously served XenoTherapeutics as a partner and co-founder of Boston-based Shores & Oliver, P.C.


Throughout his career, Dan has handled numerous complex and high-stakes IP matters for companies of all sizes, from startups to Fortune 500 companies, including in-depth litigation, transactional, patent prosecution, and due diligence work on matters concerning a broad range of technologies.


Prior to forming Shores & Oliver, P.C., Dan worked as an attorney at Latham & Watkins, a global firm of more than 2,000 attorneys.  He also served as an executive officer of the Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court, the nation’s flagship Intellectual Property Inn of Court located at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, DC.


Dan has served on panels to discuss IP issues and been selected as a “Super Lawyers” top-rated attorney for IP each year from 2013 to 2018. Dan is also a member of the Boston Bar Association and Boston Patent Law Association, and has assisted with amicus submissions to the Supreme Court of the United States.


Dan received his J.D. from The Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC and served on the Editorial Board of The Georgetown Law Journal.  Dan holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire.


Dan is a registered patent attorney licensed to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office and is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia.  He is a member of the Supreme Court of the United States Bar and United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Bar.


In 2015, Governor Charles D. Baker appointed Dan to serve as a member of the Board of Trustees for Massachusetts Maritime Academy, where he now serves as Chairman and oversees board responsibilities for ensuring proper management of the Academy’s annual budget of more than $50 million. In 2018, Dan joined Governor Baker’s reelection efforts as a candidate for Massachusetts Attorney General, challenging the Commonwealth’s chief lawyer and law enforcement incumbent to defend her record while introducing fundamental reforms for the office’s cyber-security, domestic violence and energy regulation divisions.