Dara Kurlancheek is an Intellectual Property associate in Mayer Brown's Washington DC office. She is a registered patent attorney whose practice is focused primarily on patent litigation. Dara is experienced in managing complex multi-defendant litigations from filing to trial. Dara has participated in jury trials, claim construction hearings, arbitrations and is experienced in pretrial discovery such as depositions and motion practice.
Dara’s technical knowledge covers a wide variety of electrical and mechanical arts, including computer memory systems, barcode technology, customer service and payment acceptance technologies, video analytics, mobile boarding passes, website design software, semiconductor manufacturing, side-scanning sonar imaging systems, transistors, computer systems for backup of internet-based data processing, electronic billing information delivery systems, customer live-chat website features, and video indexing systems.
Dara also has experience working on commercial distributor disputes, and has second chaired an arbitration involving breach of contract claims related to a distributorship agreement.
In 2015, and 2016, Dara was selected as a Washington, DC “Rising Star” in intellectual property by Super Lawyers Magazine.
While at The Pennsylvania State University, Dara worked at the Penn State Intellectual Property Office evaluating inventions for patentability and potential licensing opportunities. During law school, Dara was quarterfinalist in the J. Braxton Craven Constitutional Law National Moot Court competition.