Profile

Douglas Yerkeson is a partner in the Intellectual Property Group, assisting clients in patent, trademark and copyright matters. Doug provides patent novelty, validity, non-infringement and freedom-to-use analyses and options. He also represents clients in domestic and international patent and trademark applications.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Doug was the chief test engineer for a defense contractor in Cincinnati during the development of a major weapons system including safety and arming devices for missiles.

Education

University of Cincinnati College of Law (J.D., 1993)
University of Cincinnati (B.S. in mechanical engineering, magna cum laude, 1990)

Honors / Awards

Who’s Who in America (56th and 57 editions); Who’s Who in American Law (12th edition); American Railway Engineering Association, Student Award; Pi Tau Sigma International Mechanical Engineering Honor Society; Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society

Appointments / Memberships

Indianapolis Bar Association; American Intellectual Property Law Association; Indiana Passenger Rail Association (Secretary, Board of Directors); Indiana Chamber Infrastructure Committee; Indy Chamber Transportation, Infrastructure and Environmental Council; University of Cincinnati Herman Schneider Foundation (former); University of Cincinnati Alumni Association Board of Governors (former); University of Cincinnati Alumni Association Indianapolis Network Leader; University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Alumni Association (former president) and College Advisory Council

Admissions

Indiana, Ohio, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, United States Patent and Trademark Office