Daniel (Dan) Bourque
Dan founded the Firm in 1992 after having practiced intellectual property law in Boston, Massachusetts since 1987. Prior to attending law school, Dan was a computer hardware and software design engineer with an international computer company. There he gained experience he uses for the Firm's clients in preparing and prosecuting their patent applications in electronic and electrical technologies including computer hardware and software, as well as a wide variety of other technologies including telecommunications, radar, and acoustics. Additionally, Dan advises the Firm's clients on their trademark, copyright, and technology licensing needs and assists clients, as well as other attorneys both in the U.S. and around the world, with litigation support in intellectual property disputes.
Dan holds A.S. and B.S. degrees in computer science, and received his J.D. degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston. He is a frequent lecturer and author on issues concerning intellectual property matters. Fluent in the French language, he is often called upon to lecture to and represent French-speaking clients from foreign countries.
In addition to being a registered United States patent attorney, Dan a Registered Canadian Patent Attorney. Dan is licensed to practice law in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Melissa L. B. Lyons
Melissa Lyons joined Bourque & Associates in 2009. Prior to joining the firm, Melissa practiced with an IP firm in Boston, MA, focusing on mechanical and biotechnology patent prosecution. Melissa has experience representing clients in a wide range of technologies, including medical devices, laboratory and diagnostic equipment, athletic and recreational equipment, manufacturing and industrial equipment, electromechanical devices, sensors, automotive components, and various consumer products. Prior to law school, Melissa worked for a patent consulting company conducting biotechnology patent clearance studies and preparing Sequence Listings and associated amendments.
Melissa received her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and her B.S. in Human Physiology from Boston University. Melissa is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is licensed to practice in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Melissa is a member of the Intellectual Property section of the America Bar Association and the Intellectual Property section of the New Hampshire Bar Association. Melissa is a member of the Board of Directors for the House Rabbit Network and is a New Hampshire State Representative, representing Rockingham County, District 8.