With nearly 10 years of experience as a full stack software developer prior to his practice as an attorney, Doug takes a practical and business-centric approach when assisting clients in the protection and commercialization of their innovations. Doug’s practice primarily focuses on preparation and prosecution of patent applications in a variety of software- and technology-related fields including blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual reality, augmented reality, additive manufacturing, and automation, and his practice also includes broad experience in reviewing, drafting, and negotiating software and technology agreements.
As part of the Venture Law group, Doug has extensive experience working with startup companies, and supports those clients through growth, investment, and acquisition with a deep understanding of their challenges, limitations, and needs. Additionally, his in-house software development experience at The Kroger Co. and General Electric has given him insight into both the technology practices and IP needs of Fortune 500 companies, with such insight further guiding his support of both startup companies and more traditional organizations alike.
Doug is active in the Cincinnati entrepreneurial community as a longtime mentor for groups including Cintrifuse, OCEAN accelerator, and SoCap Accelerator. Doug has also supported the University of Cincinnati College of Law’s Patent and Trademark Clinic as a supervising attorney for a number of years, and was selected to be co-director of the Clinic in 2021.
(B.S., Computer Science 2005)
(J.D., summa cum laude, 2013)