Doug Hamilton

Doug Hamilton holds a law degree from Cornell University (JD 2000, cum laude) and a bachelors degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (BSEE 1992) 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.

Doug has been part of various litigation teams enforcing and defending patent infringement, trade secret theft, trademark infringement, trade dress infringement, and unfair competition claims. In this capacity, Doug’s experience has been utilized to develop complex litigation and pre-litigation strategies; provide claim construction, validity and infringement analysis; and develop and implement settlement strategies.

Doug counsels clients regarding intellectual property strategies relating to both offensive and defensive intellectual property strategies. This counseling has resulted in preparation of numerous opinions regarding trade secret theft avoidance, trademark development strategies, patent procurement strategies, employment parameters, and patent assertion strategies that have been relied upon by developing clients. Further, Doug has prepared numerous patent invalidity and non-infringement opinions in the litigation context.

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.

After attending law school and before co-founding the firm of Hamilton, DeSanctis & Cha, Doug practiced as an intellectual property attorney for the full service intellectual property firm of Townsend and Townsend and Crew, and for Faegre & Benson.