John Douglass brings experience as a Federal Circuit extern and aerospace engineer to representing clients in the high-tech sector on matters relating to intellectual property litigation.
Mr. Douglass was a summer associate at the firm in 2017 and is now an associate in our San Francisco office. While in law school, Mr. Douglass externed at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, where he helped draft bench memoranda on matters that were to be argued before the court. He also served as an intern in the Wireless Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). While there, he drafted legal memoranda on disclosure requirements for companies participating in FCC spectrum auctions and reviewed public comments on proposed FCC rules.
Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Douglass was an engineer at Space Systems Loral, where he developed spacecraft operation procedures and adapted these procedures to customer-specific software languages. He also worked as an International Space Station (ISS) Flight Controller for NASA, where he led a team in resolving on-orbit anomalies involving scientific payloads and contributed to inter-center software development projects.
Mr. Douglass earned a B.S. and an M.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles and a J.D. cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as articles editor of the Georgetown Law Technology Review (Vol. 2) and received the Washington Law Reporter Prize for service to the Student Bar Association.
Mr. Douglass is admitted to practice in California.
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