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Curtis Marshall Dann, American lawyer. Recipient Goddard award Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1975, Jefferson medal New Jersey Patent Law Association, 1976, Distinguished Achievement award Government Patent Lawyers Association, 1978.


Dann, Curtis Marshall was born on March 27, 1915 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Walter Melville and Virginia Gilmour (Marshall) Dann.


Bachelor of Science, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1935. Master of Science, University Delaware, 1942. Bachelor of Laws, Georgetown University, 1949.


Bar: District of Columbia 1949, Maryland 1949, Delaware 1953, Pennsylvania 1977. Chemist, DuPont de Nemours, Wilmington, 1935-1945, patent attorney, 1945-1968, chief patent counsel, 1968-1974. United States Commissioner Patents and Trademarks, Arlington, Virginia, 1974-1977.

Partner Dann, Dorfman, Herrell & Skillman, Philadelphia, 1977-1982, counsel, since 1982.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Trustee, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1974-1989, emeritus trustee, since 1989. Member advisory board John Scott award Board City Trusts, Philadelphia, 1979-1992.


Member advisory council patent, trademark and copyright journal. Bureau National Affairs, Washington, 1977-1981.; Member American Intellectual Property Law Association (president 1972-1973), American Bar Association (council, section patent trademark and copyright law 1978-1982), International Patent and Trademark Association (executive committee 1978-1989), Philadelphia Patent Law Association (president 1960-1962).

Clubs: Cosmos (Washington).


Married Catharine Christie, January 29, 1938. Children– Virginia D. Luster, John C., Harriet B., Mary Lindsay Kearney.

Walter Melville Dann

Virginia Gilmour (Marshall) Dann

Catharine Christie

Virginia D. Luster Dann

John C. Dann

Harriet B. Dann

Mary Lindsay Kearney Dann