Douglas Sharrott

Venable LLP

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6th Avenue 1290
New York 10104 NY US

Douglas Sharrott has been a trial attorney in more than 60 cases, primarily before the federal courts, the International Trade Commission (ITC), and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

He has also written and prosecuted numerous patent applications, provided scores of legal opinions, served as an arbitrator, and conducted IP due diligence for several multi-billion-dollar transactions.

Before joining Venable in 2018, Doug was an attorney for 24 years at the IP boutique firm Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, where he chaired the firm’s Telecommunications and Networks, Medical Devices and Nanotechnology Industry Practice Groups.

Doug is a 1994 graduate of Brooklyn Law School, magna cum laude, and holds an M.S. and B.E. in electrical engineering. He is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, and before the USPTO and several federal courts.

Before starting his law practice, Doug was an electronic systems engineer at Grumman, Hazeltine, and Fairchild-Weston Corporations, where he developed hardware, software, and algorithms for various defense-related communication, navigation, identification, and tracking systems.

Experience :

  • Representing Gibbs & Cox in trade secret dispute involving boat hulls. FastShip v. Lockheed Martin and Gibbs & Cox (D.N.J.)
  • Represented Geotab in patent infringement dispute involving vehicle tracking systems.  Perdiem v. Geotab (E.D. Tx.)
  • Represented Connery (HP) in patent interference involving computer network bypass protocols. Connery (HP) v. Boucher (Alacritech) (USPTO)
  • Represented PVH in patent infringement dispute involving a laser process for fading denim.  Icon Laser v. PVH (N.D. Tx.)
  • Represented Johnson Outdoors in patent infringement disputes involving side scan sonars. Johnson Outdoors v. Navico (M.D. Ala.) and Johnson Outdoors v. Garmin (ITC and M.D. Ala.)
  • Represented Old Town Canoe in IP disputes involving roto-molded plastic canoes. Old Town Canoe v. Confluence (D. Or. and M.D.N.C)
  • Represented Heid (Microm Int’l) in patent interference regarding a specimen transport system. Stiller v. Heid (Microm Int’l) (USPTO)
  • Rerpresented Katayama (Canon) in patent interference regarding half-tone imaging systems.  Levien v. Katayama (Canon) (USPTO)
  • Represented BD in patent infringement dispute involving insulin pen needles.  Novo Nordisk v. BD (S.D.N.Y).

Education :

  • J.D. magna cum laude Brooklyn Law School 1994
  • M.S.E.E. Polytechnic University 1987
  • B.E.E. Cooper Union 1983

Bar Admissions : New Jersey, New York, United States Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions :

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Professional Memberships :

  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, New York Intellectual Property Law Association

Community :

  • Provided pro bono representation on various patent and trademark matters
  • President’s Advisory Counsel of Brooklyn Law School
  • Nanotechnology Law and Review Advisory Board
  • Cooper Union Alumni Association, Constitution Committee


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