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 practice group, 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.
Atlanta Intellectual Property Inn of Court, Associate, 2013-present
Intellectual Property Section of the Georgia Bar, member, 2011-present
Chamblee First United Methodist Church, Vice Chair of the Administrative Board, 2010-present
Obtained rulings from the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board finding all challenged claims invalid in reexamination proceedings involving patents of a client’s competitor in the field of mechanical pipe couplings. Rulings resulted in a favorable settlement for the client.
Prepared and filed a utility patent application for a new fastening technology and a machine and process for implementing the technology in an automobile industry application. The client, a multinational manufacturer of fastener products, developed the technology.
Prepared a utility patent application and two design patent applications for a new consumer product. The product was developed by a local Atlanta resident who developed the product as a side business with the help of local business partners.
Drafted and prosecuted multiple patent applications for new technologies in the packaging industry and industrial valve industry.
Provided counsel to client Mueller Water Products, Inc. on all patent and trade secret matters. These matters range from prosecuting and maintaining the client’s patent portfolio, to counseling the client on protecting its trade secrets.
- "What Standard Should the Patent Trial and Appeal Board Apply in Interpreting Patent Claims During Inter Partes Review? Is the Institution of Inter Partes Review Ever Appealable?" ABA Supreme Court PreviewApril 25, 2016
- "Three Years On: What The New Definition of Prior Art Means Today," World Intellectual Property ReviewMarch 18, 2016
Georgia State University College of Law, JD, magna cum laude, 2011
The University of Tennessee, BS, Mechanical Engineering, summa cum laude, 2007
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Rising Stars, 2018