Daniel S. Young, Partner



Dan’s practice focuses on all aspects of intellectual property law, including litigation, prosecution, and counseling.  Dan has extensive litigation experience, including first and second-chair trial experience before federal courts throughout the United States, the United States International Trade Commission, and private arbitration.  He has litigated patents covering a wide range of technologies, including memory systems, semiconductors, telecommunications systems, and financial transactions.  Dan has also represented clients in adversary proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including patent reexaminations and trademark oppositions.  Dan also counsels clients on patent prosecution and portfolio management, trademark and copyright prosecution and counseling, and intellectual property licensing issues.

Dan has been recently recognized as a “Rising Star” in the area of Intellectual Property by SuperLawyers magazine, “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property magazine, and a top patent practitioner by IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners.  Dan is a founding board member and past President of the Colorado IP American Inn of Court.

Prior to joining Swanson & Bratschun, Dan was a partner and associate at Kilpatrick, Townsend, and Stockton, LLP from 2005 – 2013 and an associate at Morrison & Foerster, LLP from 2001 – 2005.  Before joining the legal profession, Dan served as an engineer officer in the United States Army and United States Army Reserve.

Professional Activities

American Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
Denver Bar Association
Colorado IP American Inn of Court, President (2013-2014)


University of Denver College of Law, J.D. (2001)
with honors, Order of St. Ives, Denver University Law Review, General Editor
United States Military Academy at West Point, B.S., Civil Engineering (1994)
Graduated first in his class in Civil Engineering


Supreme Court, State of Colorado
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. District Court of Colorado
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit