Daniel Schmid

Daniel Schmid


Dan Schmid is Counsel to Carter Arnett. Dan is a registered patent attorney and represents technology companies in a wide range of intellectual property matters, with a focus on patent litigation and inter-partes reviews. Dan has represented clients in a variety of technology fields, including 3D image capture and modeling, computer software, network architecture, wireless communication, semiconductor design and manufacturing, encryption, building management and security systems, and others.

Prior to joining Carter Arnett, Dan was an associate at a patent litigation boutique in Austin, TX, where he was involved in patent infringement cases spanning a range of technologies. Dan’s technical background is in mechanical engineering, and he worked as a Research Engineer for The University of Texas Center for Electromechanics before attending law school. His work there focused on the commercialization and development of an electromechnical process for extracting oil from algae for the production of biofuels.

Honors and Distinctions

  • Selected for the Thomson Reuters “Texas Rising Stars” list each year from 2017-2022.

Professional Associations and Community Involvement:

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • The Honorable Lee Yeakel Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, Member 2012-2018

Practice Areas

  • Patent Litigation
  • Inter Partes Review Proceedings
  • Strategic IP Counseling
  • Complex Commercial Litigation


  • The University of Texas School of Law J. D., 2014 Judicial Intern to The Honorable Caroline M. Craven of the Eastern District of Texas, 2012
  • IP Law Society – Vice President
  • Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal
  • The University of Texas at Austin B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2010 Minor, Business, 2007–2010
  • Pi Tau Sigma honor society


  • Texas, 2014
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2011
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas