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


Jeffrey Talbert Named to American College of Environmental Lawyers

Jeffrey Talbert, Chair of Preti Flaherty’s Environmental Law Group, has been invited to become a Fellow in the distinguished American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL). Membership in the premiere association of environmental lawyers is by...


131st Maine Legislature End of Session Update

The First Regular Session of the 131st Legislature was expected to end on June 15th or soon after. Instead, the First Regular Session ended on March 30th, and the Governor signed the “continuing services&rdquo...


Schutz and Harriman Author Article for MLRC on Mill's Veto of Constitutionally Fraught Legislation

In an article for the Media Law Resource Center's July 2023 Media Law Letter,  Preti Flaherty attorneys Sig Schutz and Alex Harriman explore Gov. Janet Mills' recent veto of L.D. 1610, “An Act to Prohibit Campaign Spending...


How to navigate the legal side of nondisclosure agreements

Preti Flaherty attorney Kristy Abraham has authored an article for  MaineBiz  on navigating the legal side of nondisclosure agreements (NDAs), outlining six questions for organizations to review before entering into a NDA.

Press Coverage

Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting Wins Public Records Dispute with York County Jail


Preti Flaherty Litigation Practice Group Adds Four New Attorneys

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce the addition of four experienced Associates to the firm’s Litigation Practice Group: Stephen Garvey, Michael Hanify, Hanna May, and Tiffany Ottenga. Stephen Garvey is a graduate of Boston...


Municipal Update: Maine Legislature Acts to Clarify Sales of Tax-Acquired Properties

Early this week, in response to the  United States Supreme Court’s recent decision in  Tyler v. Hennepin County, Minnesota  (598 U.S. (2023)) , the Maine Legislature passed emergency legislation establishing a new process for...


2023 Maine Employment Law Summit

For nearly 30 years, Preti Flaherty's Employment Law team has provided Maine employers with practical guidance and best practices at our annual Employment Law Summit. Join us  Thursday, October 5  for the 2023 Employment...


Matt Warner Named to Cannabis Law Journal Global Top 200 Cannabis Lawyers 2023

Preti Flaherty attorney and Cannabis Business Group member Matt Warner has been named to the list of Global Top 200 Cannabis Lawyers for 2023-2024. A joint publication of  Cannabis Law Report and  Cannabis Law...

Press Coverage

Maine Media Organizations Oppose Foreign Electioneering Ban

Question 2 on Maine’s November ballot asserts that corporations owned or controlled by foreign governments do not have the same rights to political speech as companies here in the U.S. and that foreign governments should be prohibited...