Clifford C. Dougherty
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10th Floor, Two Leadership Square 211 North Robinson,
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McAfee & Taft A Professional Corporation
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Cliff Dougherty has practiced exclusively in the intellectual property field for his entire career. His practice encompasses all aspects of intellectual property law, including trademark clearance, registration and maintenance, patent application preparation and prosecution, preparation of legal opinions, drafting and negotiating contracts relating to intellectual property, and counseling with respect to advertising, copyright, Internet, licensing and related matters. Cliff also devotes a large part of his practice to intellectual property litigation (in federal courts as well as before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office). Cliff serves as exclusive intellectual property counsel for numerous companies throughout the United States ranging from large public corporations to private start-up companies. He has helped companies of all sizes develop and implement programs to promote and foster development of new intellectual property, protect and maintain existing intellectual property, and avoid intellectual property infringement litigation. Cliff's practice is worldwide in scope. He has developed a vast network of intellectual property associates and handled transactions and disputes in most countries throughout the world. Cliff's achievements have earned him inclusion in Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America (intellectual property litigation, patent litigation, patent law, trademark law) and Oklahoma Super Lawyers (intellectual property, intellectual property litigation, business/corporate). He was also named "Best Lawyers' 2012 Oklahoma City Trademark Law Lawyer of the Year," an honor only given to a single lawyer in each legal specialty in each community. He is one of a distinguished group of attorneys who have been listed in Best Lawyers for 10 years or longer. For more than 20 years, Cliff has been rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review Ratings, a certification mark signifying that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. Cliff has published articles relating to intellectual property law in the Oklahoma Law Review, Oklahoma Bar Journal, The Journal Record, The Oklahoman and the Oklahoma Employment Law Letter, and is a contributing author to State Trademark and Unfair Competition Law (INTA). He frequently speaks at seminars and other educational programs on intellectual property matters. He is a past president of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association and has previously served as leader of McAfee Taft's Intellectual Property Group. Representative Experience · Representation of companies of all sizes, ranging from large public corporations (including Fortune 500 companies) to private start-up companies, in all types of intellectual property transactions and disputes throughout the world. · Representation of clients in trials involving patent infringement, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, cybersquatting, deceptive trade practices, false advertising, unfair competition and related issues. · Representation of clients in proceedings before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. · Representation of clients in proceedings before the National Arbitration Forum in accordance with the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN"). · Representation of companies in the food industry, including food manufacturing companies, food distribution companies and restaurants in connection with intellectual property matters. · Representation of companies in the insurance industry, including life insurance and supplemental health insurance companies, in connection with intellectual property matters. · Representation of companies in the energy field, including exploration and drilling companies as well as oil well service companies. · Representation of chemical manufacturing companies, chemical process equipment companies, combustion equipment companies and companies involved in the biomedical sciences field. · Representation of banks and bank holding companies in connection with trademark and other intellectual property issues. · Representation of companies based abroad in matters in the United States. Attorney Articles · The Oklahoma Deceptive Trade Practices Act - The Requirement of Competition Between the Parties Oklahoma Law Review, Vol. 37, No. 4, 1984 · Intellectual Property, The Trademark Law Revision Act of 1988 The Oklahoma Bar Journal, Vol. 60, No. 35, 1989 · Legislation: New teeth in trade secrets law Oklahoma Employment Law Letter - January 2010 · I think my company has created a solid invention. Now what? The Journal Record - June 25, 2009 In The News · Customer lists, business records added to trade secrets statute The Oklahoman - November 25, 2009 · Patently 'obvious': attorneys unravel KSR v. Teleflex Journal Record - May 10, 2007 Professional Organizations And Memberships · Oklahoma County Bar Association (OCBA Delegate to the OBA House of Delegates) · Oklahoma Bar Association (Past President, Intellectual Property Section) · American Bar Association (Intellectual Property Section; Intellectual Property Litigation Committee; Corporate Counsel Committee) · Oklahoma Bar Foundation · International Trademark Association · American Intellectual Property Law Association (Trademark Committee) · Federal Circuit Bar Association Civic Involvement And Leadership · Oklahoma Venture Forum · Leadership Oklahoma City, Class XXV · Rotary Club of Oklahoma City (Club 29) · New Covenant United Methodist Church, Edmond, OK
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Job position:
10th Floor, Two Leadership Square 211 North Robinson,
Law Firm Name:
McAfee & Taft A Professional Corporation
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University of Oklahoma
Academic degree:
J.D. - Juris Doctor
Dates attended:
... - 1985
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with distinction

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University of Oklahoma
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B.S. - Bachelor of Science
Dates attended:
... - 1982
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