Doug Yerkeson partners with clients to grow and protect their intellectual assets through legal and strategic counsel in patent, trademark and copyright matters. He provides 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.


Bar Admissions

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 Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio


University of Cincinnati College of Law
J.D. (1993)

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

Leadership & Community

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


  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014-16, 2018-19
  • 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
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