Douglas has prepared and prosecuted several hundred US and foreign patent applications across a number of technologies including electronics, wireless communications, artificial intelligence and machine learning, semiconductors, network security software, electronic communications, and personnel monitoring. Doug Hamilton holds a law degree from Cornell University and a bachelor's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Brigham Young University. Doug is licensed to practice law by the state of Colorado, and is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Prior to attending law school, Doug practiced as an electrical engineer for Texas Instruments and Cirrus Logic where his work focused on developing multimedia devices, including graphics controllers, video and audio decoders, and communication devices. In the process, Doug was involved in all aspects of product development including semiconductor design and software development. Doug was awarded patents covering various aspects of his work. Doug uses his expertise in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the area of semiconductor devices, software products, and electronic communication systems.
Douglas has prosecuted and overseen a number of inter partes and ex parte reexamination proceedings in front of the USPTO.
Prior to joining OBWB, Doug co-founded the firm of HDC IP Law, LLP where he practiced for several years. Doug also practiced as an intellectual property attorney for the full service intellectual property firm of Townsend and Townsend and Crew (Now Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton), and for Faegre & Benson (now Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath).
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
- Colorado State Bar
- Utah State Bar
- J.D., Cornell Law School, Cum Laude, 2000
- B.S., Electrical Engineering, Brigham Young University, 1992