Russell Dunlap, Intellectual Property, Patent Attorney

Russell B. Dunlap

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Since very early in my career, Taylor English has given me the opportunity to work directly and closely with clients, ranging from solo inventors and startup businesses to large companies, to provide intellectual property services that are tailored specifically to the client’s needs.

Russell Dunlap is a member of Taylor English’s Intellectual Property Department, where he assists in patent, trademark, and copyright preparation, prosecution, and litigation. Mr. Dunlap has drafted and prosecuted numerous patent applications in a wide range of technologies in the mechanical arts, including water infrastructure components, cosmetics, clothing and other textiles, architectural products, medical devices, corrugated cardboard products and packaging, venting and drying technology, equestrian and pet equipment, and many varieties of consumer goods. His expertise includes reviewing his clients’ products and processes to provide advice on best strategies for protecting their intellectual property through a combination of patentability and noninfringement searches, utility and/or design patents, trade secrets, copyrights, or trademarks. Mr. Dunlap also works hard to understand the realities behind these strategies, including product development timelines and costs, sales and licensing opportunities, and potential competitors’ responses. Mr. Dunlap’s experience also includes prosecuting both inter partes and ex parte reexaminations, having prepared several successful requests for reexaminations placing patents into reexamination before the Central Reexamination Unit.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Dunlap worked as a mechanical engineer at a mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection commercial design firm designing plumbing and HVAC systems. Mr. Dunlap is also an active member of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance, attending plant tours and educational sessions to keep up with manufacturing trends and technologies in Georgia.

Mr. Dunlap is an active member of Chamblee First United Methodist Church, having served on the Administrative Board since 2010 and leading the Men’s Committee and annual Men’s BBQ event.  He also volunteers with the Truancy Intervention Project, an early-intervention program in which Mr. Dunlap represents chronically absent children in the Atlanta Public School system before the Fulton County Juvenile Court to provide these children with the resources, information, and support they need to get them back to attending school. He also volunteers with Kids in Need of Defense, a non-profit organization through which Mr. Dunlap represents immigrant children seeking legal protected status in the United States. Finally, Mr. Dunlap enjoys spending his free time with his wife Brittany and two young and energetic daughters Elizabeth and Katherine, as well as supporting University of Tennessee football and basketball.


Atlanta Intellectual Property Inn of Court, Associate, 2013-present

Intellectual Property Section of the Georgia Bar, member, 2011-present

Intellectual Property Owners Association

Georgia Manufacturing Alliance

Community Involvement

Kids in Need of Defense, Volunteer, 2020-present

Truancy Intervention Project, Volunteer, 2018-present

Georgia PATENTS Program of the Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, Inc., Volunteer, 2017-present

Chamblee First United Methodist Church, Administrative Board, 2010-Present, Men's Committee 2019-Present, Board of Trustees 2019-Present

Practice Highlights




Georgia State University College of Law, JD, magna cum laude, 2011

The University of Tennessee, BS, Mechanical Engineering, summa cum laude, 2007

Bar Admissions


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


The Best Lawyers in America®, Ones to Watch, 2021-2022

Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2018-2021

Kids in Need of Defense, Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 2020

Truancy Intervention Project, Honorable Glenda Hatchett Volunteer of the Year, 2019