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About Doug

Doug Rommelmann is a registered patent attorney and counsels companies in all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law. He advises on patent procurement and designing around competitor’s patents, provides opinions on patent and trademark invalidity and infringement issues, represents companies in contested U.S. Patent & Trademark Office proceedings, including inter partes review (IPR) proceedings. In addition, he leads IP due diligence teams for major mergers and acquisitions and also maintains an active IP litigation practice.

He has experience in a variety of technologies ranging from check imaging and processing, online banking and e-commerce, oil field equipment, offshore mooring systems, subsea pumps and boosting systems, hydrodynamic seals, chemical equipment and processes, and medical devices and equipment. 

He has previous experience as an offshore engineer, during which time he received a patent for a deepwater marine structure, allowing him to provide further understanding and practical application when counseling companies in the various technologies.

Experience

Publications and Speeches

“Need Patent Relief? Dial 1-800-AIA-HELP,” Association of Corporate Counsel – Houston Chapter, May 2014.

Techstars Sponsor Day Workshop, June 2014.

Credentials

Education

South Texas College of Law Houston,
J.D.
1988
University of Illinois,
B.S., Civil Engineering
1979

Bar Admissions

Texas
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

News

News

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

The Legal 500 United States
Intellectual Property: Patents: Prosecution (Including Re-Examination and Post-Grant Proceedings), 2022
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Managing Intellectual Property
IP Stars (Texas), 2016, 2018 - 2020
BL Rankings
Best Lawyers
Patent Law, 2022
American City Business Journals
Houston Business Journal
Who’s Who in Law, Intellectual Property, 2015
ALM
Intellectual Property
Texas’ Top Rated Lawyers, 2012