Dan Bourque is a patent attorney and co-chair of Preti Flaherty’s Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm’s Concord, New Hampshire, office. He represents clients locally and internationally across a wide range of technology-based industries, including computer hardware and software, telecommunications, radar, acoustics, medical devices, outdoor equipment, as well as building equipment and products. Over his nearly three decades of experience, Dan has provided informed counsel in drafting and prosecuting patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and other licensing needs as well as having conducted patent, trademark, and copyright litigation. He is regularly called upon by attorneys both in the United States and around the world for technical assistance and litigation support in intellectual property disputes and is a frequent lecturer and author on issues concerning intellectual property matters. He has also been involved with numerous arts, entertainment, and architectural copyright cases.

Dan is a Certified Mediator by the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and has extensive experience in the area of mediation and alternative dispute resolution. He is very active in urging and participating in mediation with his clients and believes that resolution by the parties themselves, rather than an imposed solution by a trier of fact, allows the parties to craft creative and mutually beneficial results.

Dan is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School in Boston and holds degrees in computer science and electronic engineering from Franklin Pierce College and Hesser College. Prior to attending law school, Dan was a computer hardware and software design engineer with an international computer company. He joins Preti Flaherty following more than thirty years of private practice in IP law in the Massachusetts and New Hampshire area.

A native of the Granite State, Dan lives in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Professional Activities

  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Bar Association Dispute Resolution Committee, Member
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Arbitration and Mediation Center, Certified Mediator

Honors & Recognition

  • Listed in New England Super Lawyers in the area of Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America  for Copyright Law; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent; Trademark Law
    • 2023 Lawyer of the Year, Trademark Law (Manchester, NH)
  • Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale Hubbell

Firm Highlights


Attorney Jeffrey Thaler Named to 2023 Lawdragon Green 500: Leaders in Energy Law

For the second time, Preti Flaherty attorney Jeffrey Thaler has been recognized by the esteemed legal publication Lawdragon as an elite practitioner in the field of energy law. Jeff is the only Maine-base lawyer...


Jeff Talbert to Moderate Panel on PFAS Regulatory Action at ABA Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Conference

Jeff Talbert, Chair of Preti Flaherty's Environmental Law Group, will moderate "Regulatory Action: History & Horizon" at the ABA Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Conference. This panel will discuss the 2016 EPA health advisory, the...


Enforcers Make It Easy to Report Cartels

This article was originally published in the American Bar Association  Antitrust Newsletter  on February 8, 2023.  Did you know that global competition enforcers have easy-to-find websites to encourage reporting of anticompetitive conduct? Not only...


Maine Workers’ Compensation New Year Update 2023

The new year brings proposed legislation, an update to the Medical Fee Schedule, and two recent decisions from the Appellate Division. Proposed Legislation Workers’ compensation bill LD 53 (HP 28) would amend 39-A M.R.S.A...

Press Coverage

Authorities Refuse to Release Records for Maine School Shooter Hoax Calls

On November 15, 2022, multiple law enforcement agencies in Maine received false calls alerting police to active shooter situations at several high schools throughout the state. In the wake of this widespread hoax, the Kennebec...


Benchmark Litigation Names Preti Flaherty 2023 “Maine Firm of the Year”

Benchmark Litigation has named Preti Flaherty as 2023 Litigation Firm of the Year in the State of Maine. The Benchmark Awards honor distinguished litigators and law firms in all 50 states and 10 practice...


FY2024 H-1B Registration Fact Sheet for Employers

Registration Process To file H-1B petitions subject to the FY2024 cap for an employee, you must first electronically register and pay a $10 fee for each electronic registration. The electronic registration includes basic information about...


Bodie Colwell will be a Featured Panelist at ABI Annual Spring Meeting

Bodie Colwell will be a featured panelist on "Danger Ahead! Avoiding and Addressing Ethical Landmines in Attorney Engagement and Compensation" at the American Bankruptcy Institute's Annual Spring Meeting. The panel focuses on disputes regarding engagement...

Press Coverage

What’s Inside Maine Freight Trains? Public Can Only Hazard a Guess

Due to an exemption from the state's Freedom of Access Act, Maine residents are prevented from reviewing information regarding the transportation through their communities via freight trains of potentially hazardous materials. Rail industry officials...


Maine Lawyers and Judges Once Again Show Overwhelming Support of Campaign for Justice

2022 proved to be another challenging year for Mainers. Skyrocketing inflation, an uncertain economic future, an ongoing housing crisis and more factors continue to push more at-risk individuals into a tight spot. Maine’s civil...