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P: (317) 238-6333
F: (317) 636-1507
E: dcollier@kdlegal.com

Indianapolis Office
One Indiana Square
Suite 2800
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2079

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Douglas A. Collier

Partner

Doug Collier is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property and Technology Law Practice Group.  He concentrates his practice is the areas of Patent and Trademark prosecution, copyrights, trade secrets, agreements, and licensing.  Mr. Collier also advises clients regarding freedom-to-practice for new and existing products, design-around of patents, patentability of inventions, patent prosecution strategies in the United States and internationally, trademark selection, and trademark prosecution strategies.  During his tenure at Krieg DeVault, Mr. Collier has served on the Recruiting Committee and various ad hoc committees.

Representative Experience

  • Responsible for prosecuting large patent portfolios for international companies
  • Represent independent inventors in patent and trademark matters
  • Counseled clients in designs of new products to avoid patent infringement
  • Prepared patent searches and opinions to evaluate freedom-to-operate for client products
  • Prepared patentability assessments for invention disclosures and patent landscapes to evaluate patent coverage in selected technology areas
  • Counseled clients in trademark selection and filing of trademark applications
  • Represented clients in preparation of patent and trademark license agreements

Education

  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, Indiana (J.D., magna cum laude, 1997)
    • Indiana Law Review, Editor
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana (M.B.A., 1994)
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indiana (B.S., magna cum laude, 1990)

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1998
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, 1998

Professional Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association (Member)
  • Indiana Bar Association (Member)
  • Jonathan L. Mitchell Memorial Foundation (Board of Directors)
  • Optimist Club of Indianapolis (Past President and Board of Directors)
  • Danville Junior Basketball League (Board of Directors)