Contact Information


300 N. Meridian Street, Suite 2700

Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

D: +1 317 237 8692
F: +1 317 237 1000


University of Cincinnati
J.D. (1993)
University of Cincinnati
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, magna cum laude (1990)

Bar Admissions

Indiana Ohio U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Douglas A. Yerkeson


Doug Yerkeson concentrates his practice in patent, trademark and copyright matters. He has substantial experience in providing patent novelty, validity, non-infringement and freedom-to-use analyses and opinions. Doug also represents clients in prosecuting patent and trademark applications, both domestic and international. Before attending law school, he was chief test engineer for a defense contractor in Cincinnati during the development of a major weapons system including safety and arming devices for missiles.


  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014-16
  • Who's Who in America, 56th and 57th Editions
  • Who's Who in American Law, 12th Edition
  • American Railway Engineering Association — Student Award
  • Pi Tau Sigma International Mechanical Engineering Honor Society
  • Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society

Professional Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

Civic Activities

  • Indiana Transportation Museum
  • Indiana High Speed Rail Association
  • University of Cincinnati — Board of Trustees, Herman Schneider Foundation
  • University of Cincinnati Alumni Association — Board of Governors, Indianapolis Network Leader
  • University of Cincinnati College of Engineering — Alumni Association (Immediate Past President); Corporate Advisory Council


  • Time for IP
    World IP Day in Indianapolis, American Intellectual Property Law Association, April 2015
  • Introduction to Patent Law
    College of Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 2005
  • All-Ohio Annual Institute on Intellectual Property
    Planning Committee, 2003-05, and Moderator, 2004


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