Dan Lang

Vice President

Intellectual Property

Dan Lang is Vice President, Intellectual Property at Cisco Systems and leads a team responsible for Cisco’s intellectual property strategy including portfolio development, licensing, standards IPR, patent pools, disputes, and marketplace activitye. Prior to joining Cisco in 2004, Dan was a partner at the patent boutique firm of Ritter, Lang and Kaplan and also previously practiced at Ritter, Van Pelt, and Yi  and Townsend and Townsend and Crew.  Dan received a JD from UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law in 1993, an MS from Stanford University in 1987, and a BS from Case Western Reserve University in 1986.    Dan is a member of the California Bar and is also registered with the USPTO.


August 29, 2014


Statement of Dan Lang on Nomination of Daniel Marti as U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator

Yesterday, President Obama nominated Danny Marti as U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator.  I welcome this nomination to this critical role in protecting American intellectual property and our innovation economy.   A thoughtful and balanced approach is needed to both deter copying of American innovation and prevent financial opportunists from gaming the system.   We expect […]

March 27, 2014


Statement of Cisco VP, Intellectual Property, Dan Lang on Senate Judiciary Committee Consideration of Patent Reform

By beginning consideration of patent reform legislation, the Senate Judiciary Committee today took a significant step toward ending the abusive patent assertion entity business model.  Yet, there is still a great deal of hard work necessary to get a strong, bipartisan agreement across the finish line. Significantly, we appreciate Chairman Pat Leahy’s statement today describing […]