Douglas W. Link
Using his Electrical Engineering background, Doug obtains intellectual property for his clients, particularly electrical and software-related patents, including data analytics, quantum computing, IoT devices, blockchain, financial processing systems, optical guidance systems, autonomous vehicles, search engines, manufacturing systems, automated processing systems, and antenna communication technologies. Doug has emphasized work related to software patents, and overcoming the “Alice” test related to subject matter eligibility.
Doug also has significant post-AIA invalidity review proceedings experience at the USTPO. 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.
Doug served as a law clerk in the firm's Boulder office in 2011. He also completed an internship with a San Diego-based law firm and worked on several patent infringement defense cases before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. During his undergraduate study, Doug worked with a nationally known engineering firm assisting in the design and development of digital control systems for power plants.
Doug is an Eagle Scout and enjoys golfing, skiing and football.
- April 27, 2017
- Co-author, Should I Patent It? Questions to ask before filing a patent for artificial intelligence, SPIE Professional Magazine, July 2019
- Co-author, “Are Your US Patents Safe?” Executive Counsel, Winter 2018 and Physics World, June 2017
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Thomas Jefferson School of Law, J.D., 2012
University of Missouri-Columbia, B.S., Electrical Engineering, 2009