Doug Meier is an experienced Patent Attorney with a background in electrical engineering. Mr. Meier brings to his clients a unique combination of legal and technical experience that allows him to quickly understand complex electrical, computer, and software technologies.
Before becoming a patent lawyer, Mr. Meier worked as an electrical engineer for a major defense contractor in Houston, Texas, where he designed and developed software tools to support NASA’s Space Shuttle Program.
Mr. Meier’s practice focuses on patent prosecution before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as well as Inter Partes Review and other post-grant proceedings. In addition to patent prosecution, Mr. Meier also provides guidance on other patent-related issues, such as helping clients prepare for patent litigation and preparing patentability and clearance opinions.
Having experience with a variety of electrical technologies covering smartphones, computers, wireless communications, networking, semiconductors, and digital image processing, Mr. Meier has represented a variety of small and large companies alike.
As a patent prosecutor, Mr. Meier has assisted a variety of software companies with developing patent portfolios. As a patent litigator, Mr. Meier has represented numerous multi-national companies in high-stakes, multiple-patent cases involving technologies ranging from computers, mobile devices, telecommunications and networking hardware (including base-station antenna and radio technology), wireless communications (such as 3G/4G/LTE, 802.11 Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth standards), texture compression/decompression in mobile devices and computers, digital image processing in smartphone cameras, and nonvolatile memory.
Mr. Meier understands that patent protection is often just one aspect of a larger, multi-faceted business strategy and, as a result, he looks for ways to maximize business value through patent assets. With a deep understanding of how patents are viewed throughout all stages of litigation, Mr. Meier provides his clients with a unique perspective on patent issues.