Doug Scholer has over two decades of experience as an intellectual property lawyer. With a background in electrical engineering, he guides clients through the full spectrum of patent prosecution, especially in electrical and computer-related technologies.

Doug has represented Fortune 100 clients with U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, searches, application preparation, filings, responses to patent office actions, opinion rendering and counseling. He also aids clients with intellectual property portfolio development, intellectual property licensing, due diligence and corporate acquisitions.

Experienced at inter partes reexamination, pretrial patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets, Doug focuses on technologies including computer software and hardware, IT, artificial intelligence, internet, cloud computing, storage systems, integrated circuits, telecommunications, 5G networks, electronics, acoustics, semiconductors, fiber optics, financial technologies, business methods, medical devices, industrial products, nanotechnology, power generation, automobiles and clean technologies.

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Prior to joining Armstrong Teasdale, Doug was a patent lawyer for an intellectual property law firm managing patent portfolios for two billion-dollar technology companies. He previously served as a partner, principal and associate lawyer at several firms in Wilmington, North Carolina, and Cincinnati, Ohio.

While attending law school, Doug served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force Reserves Air Intelligence Agency and as an electrical engineer for a government intelligence agency.


  • Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law  (J.D., 2000)
    • Top 10% of Class
    • Dean’s List
  • University of Notre Dame  (B.S., 1994)
    • Electrical Engineering
    • General Motors Industry Award
    • Dean’s List


  • North Carolina
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2002)
  • Decorated Military Officer
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