Douglas J. Sorocco practices in all areas of intellectual property law including patent, trademark, copyright, technology, and e-commerce and assists clients with intellectual property matters requiring litigation, licensing, technology counseling and complex transactions.
Doug is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He particularly enjoys working with clients to complete the process of 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 2017, and he was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 for Technology Law. In 2016, he was one of only 30 Intellectual Property lawyers in the country to be chosen as a BTI Client Service All Star. Managing IP has ranked Doug as an IP Star since 2014. Doug was also selected by attorney peers for inclusion in Oklahoma Super Lawyers 2017.
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 was a creative thinker and strategic legal savant with Dick & Harris, a Chicago intellectual property boutique law firm.
Doug is incredibly honored to have been named one of 15 Minority Rainmakers of the Year in 2014 by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association.
Doug is also humbled and appreciative for his selection as Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the Year.