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Douglas W. Gilmore

Senior Attorney

Douglas W. Gilmore is an experienced intellectual property attorney with a business-oriented focus.  Mr. Gilmore joined Yee & Associates, P.C. as a Senior Attorney. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce Law Center, with a J.D. in Intellectual Property. His Master of Science in Chemical Physics was earned from the University of Arizona. Mr. Gilmore also earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from James Madison University.

Mr. Gilmore provides counsel for invention disclosure and patentability reviews, patent preparation and prosecution, defensive publication, validity and non-infringement opinions, competitive analysis, IP business transactions, portfolio management, due diligence investigations, tariff classification disputes, and fintech regulatory compliance (including FinCEN, AML, and KYC).

Prior to joining Yee & Associates, Mr. Gilmore served as Vice President and IP Counsel for a leading bioscience and specialty chemical company.  He also served as IP Portfolio Manager for a Fortune 500 semiconductor manufacturer. Mr. Gilmore has experience with all aspects of patent strategy – from early invention stages to commercialized products, licensing, and enforcement.  Representative technologies include: software and business methods; blockchain and distributed ledger technologies; data analysis; security and encryption; payment and reward systems; semiconductor design, manufacture, processing, and testing; RF wireless systems; electronic component packaging; avionics; material science; specialty polymers, glass, and ceramics; and medical devices.

Mr. Gilmore has served as a Member of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs), a Member of the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, a Member of the American Oil Chemists’ Society, a Member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, a Member of the Licensing Executives Society, and a Member of the Association of Corporate Counsel. Mr. Gilmore has also served as a NATO Advanced Study Institute Fellow for computational chemistry in Germany, and an IBM Fellow for computational chemistry in Sweden.

Mr. Gilmore is a registered patent attorney and is licensed to practice in the State of Texas. Mr. Gilmore also holds admissions to the following courts: Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, United States District of Arizona, United States Eastern District of Texas, and Supreme Court of Arizona.