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David E. Dougherty • Of Counsel




David E. Dougherty is a practicing patent attorney with local, national, and international clients. Mr. Dougherty is admitted to practice law in Maryland, New York, Virginia, before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Supreme Court and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is Of Counsel in the firm of Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP. Previously, he was managing partner of the Washington Office of a large Chicago based intellectual property firm. Before that, he was a Vice-President of AMF Incorporated of White Plains, N.Y. as well as Patent Counsel to the Carborundum Company. Prior positions include: Assistant Manager of the Batelle Development Corp., patent attorney at Bausch & Lomb, and engineer at Westinghouse and Western Electric in Baltimore, Maryland.

His education includes a Bachelor of Science in Physics/Chemistry from Washington College, Maryland, a Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland Law School, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Rochester, N.Y.

Practice Highlights & Technologies

Mr. Dougherty has participated in the Licensing Executives Society, Association of Corporate Patent Counsel, United States Trademark Association, and Founder, President and Trustee of the Niagara Frontier Patent Association. Earlier he served on two United States Government/Industry delegations to Eastern Europe and Russia. Presently, he is an active participant in the Association of Corporate Patent Counsel, and the Virginia State Bar: Intellectual Property and Corporate Counsel Sections.

Publications & Presentations

Mr. Dougherty has presented more than 40 seminars and talks to audiences of technical professionals and businessmen. Earlier presentations were made to the Bureau of National Affairs, the Licensing Executives Society, the Commercial Development Association, and various corporate, engineering, legal, and technical societies throughout the United States and in foreign countries (North and South America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East). More recently, in January 2003, he addressed the Center for International Legal Studies in Kitzbuhel, Austria concerning recent developments in patent practices; in May of 2004, he was a featured speaker at the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia where he spoke to 150 scientists and engineers including representatives of about 20 Saudi Arabian Universities; Dec. 2005, he was the keynote speaker for the meeting “Patent Culture to Foster Research and Technology Development” at The National Centre of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, University of Sindh, Jamshoro Pakistan which was attended by representatives of 13 Islamic Countries; and in Feb. 2006, he addressed scientists at The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science/ Kuwait Science Club in
Kuwait City.

In addition, he is the author of two books, From Technical Professional to Corporate Manager (Wiley, 1984), and From Technical Professional to Entrepreneur (Wiley, 1986). He was also a contributor to two professional books: U.S./U.S.S.R., Technology and Patents, and, United States/Eastern Europe Technology and Patents, both published by the Licensing Executives Society.