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Douglas J Sorocco

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Practice Areas

Counseling and transactional matters involving all aspects of intellectual property and technology law. Scientific background in medical devices, biotechnology, chemistry and life sciences. Significant experience in providing strategic and tactical intellectual property counsel to individual clients, universities, pharmaceutical and research institutions as well as manufacturing entities and early stage biotechnology companies. Creative industries law focused on art and innovation legal issues facing artists and creators.

Professional Memberships

Registered to practice before the USPTO. Member: State Bar of Oklahoma. Admitted to practice in Oklahoma and Illinois and before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


Adjunct faculty member at the Oklahoma City University School of Law and in the Physiology Department at Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center. Shareholder at Dunlap Codding since 2000. Named one of 15 Minority Rainmakers of the Year 2014 by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association; named a 2016 BTI Client Service All Star. In 2016, he received the George Lewis Advocacy Award from the Oklahoma City Mayor’s Committee on Disability Concerns.


Editor and an author of Dunlap Codding’s intellectual property legal blog and resource center, PHOSITA(R).


University of Dayton School of Law, JD, 1996; Northwestern University School of Law, Visiting Student 1995-96; Butler University, BS, 1993, Chemistry. Named as an inaugural Member of the Butler University 50 Under 50 in 2004. Recipient of 2008 Leadership in Law Award, Oklahoma Bar. Listed in The Journal Record’s 2008 Achievers Under 40. Selected by attorney peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. Named an IP Star by Managing IP. Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Spina Bifida Association of America (2004-07) Served as Oklahoma Chairman of the Licensing Executives Society. Member, Board of Directors, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition. Chairman, Board of Directors, Creative Oklahoma, Member, Board of Directors, Business Committee for the Arts (BCA Executive Board). Past Chairman, Board of Directors, Canterbury Voices. Chairman, Board of Directors. Co-founder and Chairman, Oklahoma City Girls Art School. Member, Board of Directors, Oklahoma City's Film Row District.