Douglas S. Rupert


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Doug Rupert focuses his practice on intellectual property law. Having a wide scope of experience, including private practice and time spent as a patent examiner, as well as having provided intellectual property counsel, Doug has a deep understanding of all aspects of his clients' needs. Practical and pragmatic, he remains business oriented, concentrating on drafting and negotiating technology transfer and license agreements; preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the electrical, mechanical and chemical arts; and preparing noninfringement, invalidity and patent availability opinions.

Recognitions and Memberships


  • American Bar Association
  • Licensing Executives Society


  • St. Joseph
    • Parish Counsel
    • Men's Club

Prior Positions

  • Motorola: Senior IP Counsel (2006 to 2008)
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office: Patent Examiner (1997 to 1998)


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registration No. 44,434
  • Illinois


  • J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 1997
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Michigan State University, 1994