Douglas A. Gastright

Senior Associate
T 513.651.6173
F 513.651.6981
301 East Fourth Street
Great American Tower, Suite 3300
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

As an IP attorney, Doug draws heavily on the expertise and insights gleaned from his early career as a software engineer and his extensive experience advising clients on every facet of the patent application and enforcement process. Prior to his patent practice, Doug worked as a software engineer for 8 years, developing software solutions for various server-side and client-facing applications. Because of this background, he has a unique ability to communicate with software developers and inventors in order to identify key aspects of technology that may impact patent applications and transactional agreements. This combination of skill and experience provides measurable benefits to clients seeking patent protection as well as strategic guidance on business and transactional matters involving software and other technologies.

Representative Matters

Primary draftsman for:

"Methods for Presenting Speech Blocks from a Plurality of Audio Input Data Stream to a User in an Interface"
U.S. Pat. No. 8,719,032

Primary prosecutor for:

"Adjustable Marine Fender Holder"
U.S. App. No. 14/267,007, awaiting issue

Highlights & Recognitions

  • Graduated first in his law school class, summa cum laude

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals

Non-FBT Publications and Events


Ohio State Bar Association Intellectual Property News, "Software APIs Protected by Copyright but Questions on Fair Use Remain," September 2014. 

Other Contact Info


Linda Loar
T 513.651.6494