Faculty Biography

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Dale Carlson

Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, IP Law

BS, MBA, SUNY University at Buffalo; JD, Syracuse University; LLM, New York University

Areas of expertise

  • Intellectual Property
  • Patent Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trade Secrets



Professor Dale Carlson taught as an adjunct professor at Quinnipiac University School of Law beginning in 2000, and joined the full-time faculty in 2014. He is a retired partner at the law firm of Wiggin and Dana, where he worked from 1993 through 2013. Before entering private practice, Prof. Carlson was in-house patent counsel at Olin Corporation in Cheshire, CT and Union Carbide Corporation in Manhattan and Danbury, CT.

Carlson is past president and current historian of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association - the largest regional IP law association in the country. He is a member of the nominating committee of the Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association, and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Gateway Community College Foundation in New Haven, CT. 

Carlson’s research interests primarily relate to improving the patent system for the benefit of universities, small entities and individual inventors.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Dale L. Carlson, Patent reform: One giant step backwards?, NATIONAL L. J., Online, August 31 2011

Dale L. Carlson, The anti-innovation patent reform act of 2011; The pending "America Invents Act" will diminish innovation and should not be enacted., NATIONAL L. J., Online, June 9 2011

Dale L. Carlson, Scrap the patent reform bill; Congress should start all over, making sure that patent law continues to reward the first true inventor, not the first to file., NATIONAL L. J., Online, March 15 2010

Dale L. Carlson, A Richly Rewarding Association: The NYIPLA as His Springboard,J. FED. CIR. HIST. SOC'Y 101 (2009)