Douglas Wentzel focuses his practice on patent and trade secret litigation. Doug has successfully represented clients in district courts across the country and before the International Trade Commission (ITC) and Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). His cases have covered a broad spectrum of technologies, including wearable health devices, minimally invasive heart repair devices, respiratory therapy products, automotive shock absorbers, microdermabrasion systems, and more. Additionally, Doug has experience litigating design patents.
Doug is also a registered patent attorney and has experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications through allowance before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Doug holds a leadership position in the Young Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association’s Orange County Chapter. He has also provided pro bono legal services, including by representing a veteran in an appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Doug received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Drexel University, where he graduated summa cum laude and collaborated in designing an 18-story proposed addition to a university dormitory. He received his J.D. with honors from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he founded a program to help engineering students incorporate intellectual property considerations into their hypothetical start-up businesses.
- Stays Pending Inter Partes Review: Not in the Eastern District of Texas, 98 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc'y 120 (2016)
- Uber & Alice: Could One Patent Really Take Down this Ridesharing Giant?, 98 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc'y 86 (2016)
Editor and Contributor, KnobbeMedical.com Blog
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Editor and Contributor, Knobbe Martens Litigation Blog
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