Douglas A. Gastright
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.
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
- A new hope for inventors? Emerging liberalization of subject matter eligibility in Trading Technologies v. CQG
- McRo v. Bandai: Evidence related to claimed improvement is key to whether claims are directed to an abstract idea
- Bascom v. AT&T Mobility: Fodder for arguments on patent eligibility
- Digitech v. Electronics Imaging: the first application of Alice v. CLS Bank by the Federal Circuit
- Supreme Court issues opinion in Alice v. CLS:
- Supreme Court issues opinion in case concerning ambiguous patent claim
- Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Nautilus v. Biosig Instruments
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.