Charles H. "Chip" Dougherty, Jr.

Of Counsel
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Offices Pittsburgh
Phone 412.904.7698
Fax 412.904.7798

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Chip is of counsel in the Vorys Pittsburgh office and a member of the technology and intellectual property group.  He has more than 18 years of experience counseling clients on patent strategy, technology licensing and litigation matters. He also has represented clients in a wide range of IP litigation involving technology as diverse as pharmaceutical formulations (both branded and generic), DNA cloning and expression, medical devices, nutritional supplements, video streaming, financial services software, industrial hoist design, copyright ownership and horizontal drilling processes.

In addition to his work in the life sciences industry, Chip also works closely with clients to help develop trademark and branding strategies through registration, licensing and enforcement. 

Chip is also an experienced negotiator focused on resolving disputes through arbitration or mediation wherever possible. He has served as a client representative for ADR proceedings and is a court appointed mediator on the panel of neutrals for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Chip is the 2017-2018 president of the Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association. 

Chip received his J.D. cum laude from Duquesne University School of Law., his M.S. in Animal Science from Pennsylvania State University and his B.S. in biology from Gannon University.

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