SILICON VALLEY—Womble Carlyle continues to expand its Silicon Valley presence with the addition of veteran intellectual property attorney Dan Ovanezian.

A former engineer, Dan Ovanezian has two decades of experience guiding hardware, software and other tech industry companies throughout the IP life cycle, including patent prosecution, IP portfolio management, licensing, and patent litigation support.

In addition to his legal practice, Dan Ovanezian serves as a guest lecturer on patent law at the Santa Clara University School of Law. He also serves on the California Inventors Assistance Program’s Advisory Committee.

Dan Ovanezian joins other recent Silicon Valley lateral additions Jay Landrum (Corporate & Securities) and Joseph Bach (IP/Patent).

“We developed a strategy to grow this office by adding experienced attorneys already well-known and respected in Silicon Valley, and that strategy is paying dividends,” said Mike Gencarella, Managing Partner of Womble Carlyle’s Silicon Valley office. “Dan is another top-notch addition to our team, and we are happy to have him join us.”


About Womble Carlyle

Womble Carlyle is a 500+-attorney law firm that corporate clients rely on to provide core legal services, such as Complex Business Litigation, Mass Torts, Intellectual Property, Corporate & Securities, Finance and Real Estate.

Our focus is the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Silicon Valley markets, and from this footprint, we serve clients in matters across the country and across the world. Clients trust us because we understand their businesses, focus on their successes, demonstrate a commitment to help, and deliver value for their dollars they spend on us.

Womble Carlyle has a transatlantic alliance with leading UK firm Bond Dickinson to provide clients with domestic legal, regulatory and business advice in both the US and UK Thanks to Womble Carlyle’s alliance with Lex Mundi, the world’s largest association of independent law firms, we also can offer clients access to quality-tested local counsel in more than 120 countries. Lex Mundi provides seamless access to local attorneys and market knowledge throughout the globe.

Womble Carlyle’s offices are located in: Atlanta; Charleston, Columbia and Greenville, S.C.; Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, Research Triangle Park, and Winston-Salem, N.C.; Silicon Valley, Calif., Washington, D.C.; Charlottesville and Tysons Corner, Va.; Baltimore; and Wilmington, Del.