Doug Sorocco B Sc. (Chemistry), the company’s patent attorney and IP Advisor for its maturing intellectual property portfolio. He practices in all areas of intellectual property law including patent, trademark, copyright, technology, and assists clients with intellectual property matters requiring litigation, licensing, technology counselling and complex transactions.
Doug is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. His practice has focused on acquiring and/or commercializing intellectual property assets as well as portfolio management, licensing and transactional matters. Doug is ranked in Band 1 (the top band) for intellectual property law by the highly regarded Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2021, and he was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law and Technology Law. In 2021, Best Lawyers named him the Oklahoma Lawyer of the Year for Technology Law. In 2021, Managing Intellectual Property continues to rank Doug as an IP Star. Doug’s scientific background has focused on all areas of biotechnology and life sciences (including molecular biology, cell biology, glycobiology, biochemistry, developmental biology, immunology, microbiology, virology, and genetics; pharmaceutical compositions; molecular diagnostics and techniques; medical devices and equipment) as well as chemistry and chemical engineering. Doug has significant experience in providing strategic and tactical intellectual property counsel to individual clients, universities, large pharmaceutical and manufacturing companies, and start-up biotechnology companies. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at the Oklahoma City University School of Law and has served as an adjunct in the Physiology Department of the University of Oklahoma’s Health Sciences Center. Prior to joining Dunlap Codding in 1996, Doug with Dick & Harris, a Chicago intellectual property boutique law firm. Doug was named one of 15 Minority Rainmakers of the Year in 2014 by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. In 2016, he received the George Lewis Advocacy Award from the Oklahoma City Mayor’s Committee on Disability Concerns.