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

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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

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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 […]