Doug Clark is involved in many different aspects of civil litigation, with a focus on intellectual property litigation, primarily patents and trade secrets as well as copyrights and trademarks. During his career he has brokered or has been integral to the favorable settlements in at least three dozen matters.
Doug also has successfully argued before the PTAB resulting in the invalidation of an opponent's patent. He has represented clients in diverse categories of technology, including semiconductors, cell phone technology, digital content processing, MMS/SMS technology, wireless communications, memory card readers, thumb drives, electronic locks, RF technology, solar power, wire design, aircraft fire inerting systems, pharmaceutical cancer drugs, gene therapy, bovine vaccines, baby products, truck aerodynamics, exercise equipment, and aircraft seating.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Doug was a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy where he completed the Navy's rigorous nuclear power program and qualified as a nuclear engineer. During his naval career, he addressed NATO allies at a NATO Submarine Conference in Portsmouth, England regarding submarine information sharing and connectivity; acted as a U.S. liaison officer with the Swedish Submarine Force to coordinate the first ever public visit of a Swedish submarine to the Mediterranean; and managed divisions of up to 45 men while on board the USS Columbus out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Doug is a current director (and events co-chair) of the Tom Homann LGBT Law Association, a member of SDCBA and of the SDIPLA, and a former president of OCIPLA and former director of OCLBA.
Battling Boredom While Building Virtual Cities: PTAB Denies Claims as Patent-Ineligible, PTAB Litigation Blog
- January 18, 2017
IP Year in Review
- February 26, 2015
Hot Topics in IP Law and How to Get Hired, Western State University College of Law
- May 16, 2013
Design Patents in Light of Apple v. Samsung, Orange County Patent Law Association
- November 28, 2011
Intellectual Property Career Paths and the Job Market, panelist, Western State University College of Law
- University of Southern California (J.D. 2011; Order of the Coif; Roger Sherman Memorial Prize in Intellectual Property for scholastic achievement; Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal; Beatty Inn of Phi Delta Phi; Recipient of numerous AmJur Awards for highest academic achievement); Chapman University (First year of law school, 2008; Treasurer, OUTlaw; Recipient of several CALI Awards for highest academic achievement); University of Notre Dame (B.S. in Computer Engineering cum laude 1994; B.A. in Spanish Literature cum laude 1994)
- California; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Courts for the Central, Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California; and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- Submarine Officer and Lieutenant, United States Navy (1994-2002); Decorations: 2 Navy Commendation Medals, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, NATO Kosovo Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, 2 Meritorious Unit Commendations, and 2 National Defense Service Commendations: Persian Gulf War & 9/11
- "Rising Star" in intellectual property litigation, San Diego Metro Super Lawyers (2018)