Douglas focuses his practice on patent prosecution and post-AIA review proceedings. Leveraging an electrical engineering background, he helps clients secure IP protection for electrical and software-related patents impacting a range of technologies, from quantum computing to financial processing automotive components, antenna systems, and optical guidance systems.
He regularly manages cases involving software patents facing the "Alice" test related to subject matter eligibility and has substantial post-AIA invalidity review proceedings experience at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He has aided in the preparation, analysis, drafting, strategy, filing, and prosecution of more than 55 inter partes review petitions related to high-tech systems and processes.
Along with patent prosecution and post-AIA review proceedings, Doug has extensive experience relating to corporate IP management, patent portfolio management, client counseling, inventor consultation, and federal litigation infringement claims and defense.
Prior to joining the firm, Doug was a partner with an Am Law 200 firm. Doug earned his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia and his law degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law.