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Scott Brown’s Chief Campaign Lawyer Seeks Snow-Slogan Patent

Posted Jan 21, 2010 7:59 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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A Duane Morris partner who led the legal team for Republican Scott Brown, the winner of the Massachusetts special Senate election, dealt with the usual issues: campaign finance, ethics, and communications regulations.

But lawyer Daniel Winslow tells the National Law Journal he also helped develop policy proposals and even applied for a patent on a new way of writing campaign messages in the snow (it involves food coloring).

Winslow has been a friend of Brown’s since they attended Tufts University and Boston College Law School together, the NLJ story says. He has previously served as chief legal counsel to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and as a Massachusetts trial court judge.

Duane Morris intellectual property lawyers helped Winslow apply for the patent. “One fun thing I did was that I developed a method of writing campaign slogans using aerosol food coloring on snow,” he explained in an interview with the legal publication. “There's a patent pending.”

“Basically as a lawyer, I was part of the senior team,” Winslow added. “I was also a problem solver.”

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