Robert T. Daunt

Robert T. Daunt

San Jose, California

For the last 23 years Robert Daunt has focused his practice on intellectual property law, technology (principally software) development, acquisition, complex licensing, and distribution transactions as well as the organization, purchase, and sale of private companies in technology related fields. Mr. Daunt practiced with the firm of Davis & Schroeder from 1981 until December of 2003 where he was that firm’s managing principal from 1995 until he joined Terra Law LLP where he now heads the transactional section of the Intellectual Property Practice Group.

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Technology Development
  • Acquisition
  • Complex Licensing
  • Distribution Transactions
  • Corporate Formation and Compliance

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Registered Attorney, Supreme Court of Ohio

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1977
  • California, 1981
  • Ohio, 1977


  • University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1976
    • Law Review: Toledo Law Review, Editor
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • A.B., Bachelor of Arts - 1971
    • Honors: History and Economics

Published Works

  • Warranties and Mass Distributed Software Warranties. . . Santa Clara Computer & High Tech Law Journal, April, 1985
  • Allocation of Economic Risks in the Distribution of Software 1987 Licensing Law Handbook, 1987
  • When Statutory Maximum Interest Rate Becomes Usury. . . 6 University of Toledo Law Review 541, 1975

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California State Bar Association
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Davis & Schroeder, Managing Principal, 1995 - 2003