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 Partner in Taylor English’s Intellectual Property Department, where he assists in patent, trademark, and copyright prosecution and litigation. Mr. Dunlap has drafted and prosecuted numerous patent applications in a wide range of technologies in the mechanical arts, including water system technology, medical organizational systems, corrugated cardboard products, venting technology, equestrian and pet equipment, and industrial dryers. Mr. Dunlap also has experience prosecuting both inter partes and ex parte re-examinations, having prepared several successful requests for re-examinations placing patents into re-examination before the Central Reexamination Unit.

Mr. Dunlap graduated magna cum laude from Georgia State University College of Law in May 2011, where he was the legislation editor of Georgia State University’s Law Review, vice president of membership of the Intellectual Property Law Society, and a member of the Moot Court Board and the Bleckley Inn of Court. Mr. Dunlap also received the school’s first three-year full-tuition intellectual property law scholarship and was named the recipient of the 2010 ABA/BNL Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law.

Mr. Dunlap also has prior industry experience as a mechanical engineer at a mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection commercial design firm designing plumbing and HVAC systems. While an undergraduate, Mr. Dunlap worked as a research intern at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, co-authoring numerous papers on the thermal performance of roofing materials. For his senior design project, Mr. Dunlap designed and built an industrial cleaning device for an automobile dashboard manufacturing line. Mr. Dunlap received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Tennessee, graduating summa cum laude in 2007, and has passed the Fundamentals of Engineering examination administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.


Clarkesville First United Methodist Church (CFUMC) Men’s Committee, Chair,  Board of Trustees, 2019

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

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

Intellectual Property Owners Association

Community Involvement

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, Vice Chair of the Administrative Board, 2010-2014, Chair of the Administrative Board Committee, 2015-2018

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


Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2018-2020

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