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Douglas R. Weider

Douglas R. Weider, a former Bell Labs software engineer, is experienced litigating a wide array of technology matters including patent disputes, software development contracts, class actions involving computer architecture design and  trade secret matters. He has tried such cases before courts and arbitration panels.


  • Patent litigation
  • Computer and software litigation
  • Intellectual property counseling
  • Technology litigation



  • Obtained arbitration ruling that software developer was not entitled to $15 million sought based on evidence that software was not able to perform according to specifications.
  • Represented major telecommunications company in a trial overturning a Florida county's tax assessment on telecommunication switches because the switch software was not "embedded" as defined in the governing statute and thus not subject to property tax.
  • Handled defense of multi-million dollar class action suit against a leading desktop computer manufacturer. Testimony establishing that plaintiffs' alleged performance issues were the result of changes they had made to their own computers, not a common computer defect.
  • Represented major consumer electronics company in various patent infringement matters.
  • Represented bar code scanner manufacturer in multi-million dollar patent infringement litigation involving patents directed to digital decoding of bar code scanning signals, optical filtering, and laser scan pattern generation.
  • Represented major pharmaceutical company in a series of patent litigations against generic manufacturers.
  • Defended medical imaging equipment manufacturer against theft of trade secret claims.

Recognition & Leadership


  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 1990
    • Notes editor, George Washington University Law Review
  • M.B.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1984
  • B.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1983
  • Hon. Oliver Gasch, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • New Jersey