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Daniel Roberts, Technology Counsel / Staff Engineer

Daniel Roberts

Dan Roberts serves as Technology Counsel and Staff Engineer for CenterGate®, bringing in a synergistic skill set of computer software development, the discipline of legal mind, and background with US and Foreign Patents and Trademarks.

Along with handling the protection of CenterGate's Intellectual Property, he is also an integral part of CenterGate's development team. Proving that indeed some attorneys use a CD-Rom drive for more than a retractable cup holder, Dan has been involved with computer hardware and software since his 4th grade introduction to punch cards for FORTRAN. An accomplished programmer in Basic, Visual Basic, C, C++, and FORTRAN, Dan has authored a number of applications including the recently completed Global "Arc-Set" and DSS positioning program used by Gourmet…Entertaining to preset tools for installing home satellite dishes and pinpointing where an 18" dish can be put based on the sun shadows.

Dan holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Denver College of Law as well as Masters in Computer Information Systems from Denver University's University College. He is licensed to practice Law in the State of Colorado, and represented the State in several appellate level cases as well as serving on the in-house counsel team in Colorado's suit against Big Tobacco. Prior to joining CenterGate, Dan served as general counsel to the Colorado software developers Evergreen New Media, and the San Diego Internet Website development company Vidya. Taking and passing the U.S. Patent Bar is on the horizon.

Dan has been published in a variety of forums, not the least of which regard technology. Of note in this area are his works, The Internet, a Legal Frontier: Much More than Fun and Games, Ignorance is Not Bliss, Denver University Intellectual Property Bulletin, Winter 1997, Vol. 5, No. 2; Co-author, Intellectual Property and the Internet, PROTECTING TRADE SECRETS, PATENTS, COPYRIGHTS, AND TRADEMARKS, §8.18A (2d Supp. 1996); and Satellite Reception Alignments, SATELLITE RETAILER, November 1986, re-published in COOP'S SATELLITE DIGEST, January 1987.

Gourmet Cooking and a love for the outdoor life (Skiing, SCUBA diving, Skydiving, Hot Air Ballooning, world travel) keeps him exposed to a wide variety people and ideas - ever-valuable fuel for creative processes of CenterGate.

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