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Dana Howard

Member, Lexington

Dana is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Lexington and Louisville offices and has been with the firm since 2007.  As a Registered Patent Attorney, she concentrates her practice on complex commercial and IP litigation cases as well as privacy law issues.  Dana has achieved CIPP/US certification as a privacy professional by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Dana is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law, where she served as the Symposium Editor of the Kentucky Law Journal and was elected to the Order of the Coif.

Dana is an active member of the Fayette County and American Bar associations, as well as the Fayette County Women Lawyers Association and the American Intellectual Property Law Association. She has been named as a Kentucky Super Lawyer Rising Star.

Prior to entering law school, Dana was a public school teacher.  She continues to share her love of teaching by serving as a Junior Achievement volunteer and serving as an occasional guest lecturer in sports law classes at the University of Kentucky.

University of Kentucky College of Law
2007, J.D., magna cum laude
University of Kentucky
1998, B.A., summa cum laude
Pro Hac Vice: U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star, 2016-2017
  • Order of the Coif
  • Kentucky Law Journal, symposium editor 2006-2007
  • Kentucky Law Journal, staff member, 2005-2006
  • Legal Ethics, Research Assistant, 2006
  • CALI Award for Highest Grade in Federal Courts & Jurisdiction, 2007
  • CALI Award for Highest Grade in International Law, 2005
  • Miller Writing Club - Best Appellate Brief, 2005
  • Highest Grade in Legal Research, 2004
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  • Fayette County Women Lawyers Association, member
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property and Human Rights Divisions, 2007-present
  • American Intellectual Property Law, 2012-present
  • University of Kentucky, guest lecturer, Sports Law, 2011-present
  • Kentucky Pro-Football Hall of Fame, Inc., board of directors, 2013-present
  • Kentucky Law Journal board of directors, 2009-2010
  • Fayette County Women Lawyers Association, community service chair, 2008-present
  • Junior Achievement, volunteer, 2007-present
  • Richmond Kiwanis Club Richmond Civitan Club
  • Jazzercise, instructor, 2008-present
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Work Highlights

Patent Review & Analysis

SKO regularly represents clients in the artificial turf surfaces industry regarding the review and analysis of patents in that industry. This representation involves performing detailed analyses and providing advice about whether our clients' and their competitors’ products are covered by the claims of various patents in the industry, as well as negotiating agreements with the owners of several of those patents.