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.
University of Cincinnati College of Law (J.D., 1993)
University of Cincinnati (B.S. in mechanical engineering, magna cum laude, 1990)
Honors / Awards
2020 Patent Pro Bono Certificate, United States Patent and Trademark Office; Who’s Who in America (56th and 57th editions); Who’s Who in American Law (12th edition); Student Award, American Railway Engineering Association; Pi Tau Sigma International Mechanical Engineering Honor Society; Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society
Appointments / Memberships
S. Jay Plager Intellectual Property American Inn of Court; 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