Founder and President of American Patent Agency
Partner at No Talking Capital
Inventor of Technology

Dan Hussain is an inventor, entrepreneur and patent agent who comes from a diverse, multicultural background which has inspired his creativity. Dan was born in Moscow, Russia to Svetlana Hussain, of native Russian decent, and Dr. Anwar Hussain, whose family originated in Bangladesh.

As a high school student at Richland Senior High School in Johnstown, Dan won the Siemens Westinghouse National Science Award for engineering excellence for the application of biological evolutionary theories in order to find efficient hashing functions for unstructured data sets.

Dan received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering from MIT in 2004. Later in 2009, he moved on to attain his M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Carnegie Mellon, and has since continued towards his Ph.D. there.

After passing the Bar Exam for the United States Patent and Trademark Office in 2006, he became a Registered Patent Agent. With this experience in hand, he patented his own intellectual property related to Energy and the Industrial Internet.

Dan is Founder & President of American Patent Agency, a patent firm, and General Partner at No Talking Capital, a start-up investment firm. Dan is also a consultant to Pioneer Energy, which he co-founded with Dr. Robert Zubrin, whose mission is to bring cheaper and cleaner gasoline- and diesel- substitute liquid fuels.


2000 | Johnstown, PA

Richland Senior High School

Siemens Westinghouse Science and Technology Competition – National Team Winner

2001| Greenbelt, MD

NASA Academy

Graduate of selective NASA Academy program – limited to approx. 20 students per year

2004 | Cambridge, MA

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

B.S., Electrical Science and Engineering, Minor in Biomedical Engineering

2010 | Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University

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