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  • S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, J.D.
  • The University of Montana, Ph.D., Biochemistry and Microbiology
  • North Dakota State University, B.S., Biotechnology
  • North Dakota State University, B.S., Microbiology
Douglas J. Bucklin, Ph.D.
Professional Experience

Doug is a science minded patent attorney and represents clients in the pharmaceutical, life science, agriculture, and chemistry industries. He has substantial experience in domestic and foreign patent prosecution, reexamination proceedings, litigation and other inter-partes matters. He counsels clients on strategies to secure and protect their valuable intellectual property assets. He also counsels clients on strategies to avoid, or to defend themselves from, the intellectual property of competitors.

Doug’s work extends to numerous technology areas, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, genetics, organic chemistry, new chemical entities, small molecules, macromolecules, nucleic acids, proteins, peptides, cancer therapies, water treatment, petroleum technology, carbon sequestration, food technology, nutraceuticals, batteries, medical devices, and mechanical devices. He works with a diverse group of clients, ranging from individual inventors to universities and companies of all sizes.

He regularly provides advice on all matters related to the law of inventions, from trade secrets to patents. He also provides comprehensive patentability, infringement and validity opinions to clients.

Doug previously worked as a scientist researching the structure-function relationships of biomolecules. His practical and scientific experience enables him to provide clients with counsel tailored to their specific needs and industry.

Professional Activities

Pennsylvania Intellectual Property Law Association
Licensing Executives Society

Community Activities

Boy Scouts of America

Bar and Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Recognition and Awards

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®, published by Thomson Reuters, (2017-2018)
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, published by Thomson Reuters, (2012-2015)

Life Beyond the Law

Doug enjoys spending time with his family, skiing, hiking, and nearly any outdoor activity.