Dan Housley Adjunct Law Faculty

Dan Housley

Adjunct Law Faculty


Dan is a Senior Lead IP Attorney for Kyndryl, Inc. (the world’s largest provider of IT infrastructure services), where he consults and advises on intellectual property (including patent preparation and prosecution), business transactions, employment agreements, and anything else that intersects with IP. He also leads the IP Law intern program, oversees the management of the worldwide patent portfolio of over 3,300 patents, and participates as a leader in the US-PRIDE Kin (employee resource group). Dan has been selected as Kyndryl’s 2024 Fellow for the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity.

Dan began his career preparing and prosecuting patent applications for IBM, where he handled cases dealing with block chain, machine learning, cloud computing, hardware design, neural networking, encryption, etc. He also provided patentability assessments for multiple international invention review boards. Dan was an Associate in the CS/EE group at Klarquist Sparkman, LLP, and founded and ran his own law firm, The IP Gnome, LLC. Prior to his legal career, Dan was a medical technologist for ARUP Laboratories, where he performed high-complexity testing.

Dan has been teaching with the SBLC since 2020, and he volunteers on the Multnomah Bar Association’s DEI Committee, the Oregon State Bar’s Pro Bono Committee, and as a Human Book for the Human Library.

Specialty Areas and Course Descriptions

Small Business Legal Clinic (SBLC): Patents