Jacob Doughty is a patent attorney and partner at Oblon. Jacob is deputy managing partner of the firm and co-leader of the firm’s chemical practice group. Jacob serves on the firm’s management, compensation, and prosecution management committees, and previously served as head of the firm’s Tokyo office.

Jacob’s practice includes all areas of US patent law with an emphasis on patent prosecution and management, client counseling, opinion work, and due diligence in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology arts.

Jacob also has significant experience in post-grant proceedings before the USPTO and litigation, including arguing on behalf of his clients before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has frequently counseled clients with respect to patent term extension under the Hatch-Waxman Act and has filed numerous patent term extension applications. Jacob has also testified on behalf of his clients in district court litigation on multiple occasions.

Jacob frequently provides continuing legal education presentations and client training in all areas of US patent law. The breadth of Jacob’s expertise has allowed him to advise clients in a wide range of industries, including polymers, catalysts, glass, metals/alloys, fibers/textiles, oil/natural gas products, cosmetics, food/beverages, semiconductors, electronic materials, specialty/fine chemicals, packaging/films, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, dyes/pigments, agrichemicals, and coatings.


  • Washington & Lee University School of Law (J.D.)
  • Florida State University (B.A.)
    • English Literature with a minor in Chemistry


  • Virginia
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association