Doug Goldhush focuses his practice on sophisticated intellectual property matters including all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law.

He is experienced in handling complex patent procurement issues, as well as patentability, infringement and invalidity opinions. Doug also has significant experience in dealing with trademark selection, clearance, registration, enforcement and defense. Doug has advised many US and international companies on these issues, as well as copyright, trade secrets and e-commerce matters.

Especially well-versed in intellectual property issues involving business methods, software, computer-related technologies and the Internet, Doug often counsels clients on related patent and trademark matters and helps design and implement appropriate intellectual property protection and licensing strategies. He has also drafted and prosecuted patent applications in a wide variety of industries including cellular and network communications, computer systems and subsystems, computer software, various manufacturing and control systems, automotive systems including engine and drivetrain control, navigation and collision avoidance, aviation, robotics, semiconductor processes and devices, as well as laser devices and many types of consumer electronics.

Doug frequently prepares patent and trademark-related opinions including noninfringement, invalidity, novelty, freedom to use and trademark clearance. He frequently lectures around the world on intellectual property issues including doctrine of equivalents, software and business method patents, and worldwide IP protection strategies.

Before entering the practice of law, Doug was involved in evaluating product safety issues at Underwriter’s Laboratories. He also was employed as an engineer and product manager at the former Digital Equipment Corporation in Massachusetts.

He is a member of the International Trademark Association and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

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Education

  • Suffolk University, J.D., cum laude, 1990
  • New York Institute of Technology, B.T., 1985

Admissions

  • Virginia, 2003
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1988

Courts

  • U.S. Ct. of App., Federal Circuit, 1995

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