Boston University College of
Engineering, ME, 2014,
Biomedical Engineering

University of New
Hampshire, BS, 2011,
suma cum laude

Practice Areas

Dana M. Daukss

Staff Scientist

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Dana Daukss is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department. Her academic training and professional experience in life sciences and engineering offer a unique perspective to a variety of clients.

Practice Focus

Intellectual Property: assists in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, as well as freedom-to-operate and patentability analyses.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining Choate, Ms. Daukss was a Senior Patent Analyst at the Global Prior Art Inc. in Boston. She supported patent prosecution and litigation in technical areas including; drug delivery, physiological sensors, tissue engineering, orthopedic implants, and devices for endoscopic and endovascular surgery.

Ms. Daukss completed her Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University, where she worked on designing clinical solutions to improve abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. She has also conducted research in the Orthopedics lab at Boston University’s Medical School studying mechanisms of bone healing and repair. As an undergraduate, at the University of New Hampshire her studies focused on Biochemistry and Molecular biology and included research in the Neuroendocrinology lab.


  • "Patent watch: Microscale implantable drug delivery systems: emerging IP strategies", co-author, Nature Reviews Drug Discovery 15.11, 740-741, 2016.
  • “Role of Fas and Treg Cells in Fracture Healing as Characterized in the Fas-Deficient (lpr) Mouse Model of Lupus,” co-author, Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 29(6), 1478-1491, 2014.
  • “Effects of lamprey PQRFamide peptides on brain gonadotropin-releasing hormone concentrations and pituitary gonadotropin-β mRNA expression,” first-author, General and comparative endocrinology, 177(2), 215-219, 2012.
  • “Evolutionary origin of the structure and function of gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone: insights from lampreys,” co-author, Endocrinology, 153(5), 2362-2374, 2012.
  • “Expression of three GnRH receptors in specific tissues in male and female sea lampreys Petromyzon marinus at three distinct life stages,” co-author, Frontiers in neuroscience, 7, 2013.

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