Douglas L. Rogers

Adjunct Professor
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Curriculum Vitae Bibliography

  • B.A., Cornell University, 1968
  • J.D., Yale Law School, 1971
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Doug Rogers is a 1971 graduate of Yale Law School and was a partner of Vorys, Sater Seymour and Pease LLP for more than 20 years. He practiced in the Litigation and Intellectual Property groups at Vorys until July of 2008, when he resigned from Vorys. Since then he has practiced law as a volunteer on behalf of the State of Ohio and indigent individuals in Ohio in civil matters such as foreclosure and obtaining healthcare. He teaches Introduction to Intellectual Property Law and Patent Law and has had the following articles on patent law published or accepted for publication: “Obvious Confusion Over Properties Discovered After a Patent Application,” AIPLA Quarterly Journal (forthcoming 2015); “Federal Circuit’s Obviousness Test For New Pharmaceutical Compounds: Gobbledygook?” 14 Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property 49 (April 2015); “After Prometheus, Are Human Genes Patentable Subject Matter?”, 11 Duke L. & Tech. Rev. 434 (May 2013); and “Coding For Life — Should Any Entity Have The Exclusive Right To Use And Sell Isolated DNA?,” 12 U. Pitt. J. Tech. L. & Pol’y 1 (Fall 2011). In 2011, the Ohio State Bar Association awarded him the John C. and Ginny Elam Pro Bono Award. In 2010, he received the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section Committee on Pro Bono National Public Service Award.