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Tina Dorr
OVERVIEW

Tina Dorr, Ph.D.
Partner

Atlanta

3340 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 2900
Atlanta, GA 30326-1092

P 470-832-7588

F 404-264-4033

OVERVIEW

Tina Dorr, Ph.D.
Partner

Atlanta

3340 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 2900
Atlanta, GA 30326-1092

P 470-832-7588

F 404-264-4033

Tina Dorr has a tenacious and well-rounded approach to developing and executing sophisticated intellectual property strategies around patents and trade secrets. She understands not only the complex technology behind high-tech patents and trade secrets but also utilizes her clear and concise communication skills and judgment to strategically partner with her clients to tackle their business goals.

Tina Dorr has a tenacious and well-rounded approach to developing and executing sophisticated intellectual property strategies around patents and trade secrets. She understands not only the complex technology behind high-tech patents and trade secrets but also utilizes her clear and concise communication skills and judgment to strategically partner with her clients to tackle their business goals.

OVERVIEW

Tina Dorr has a tenacious and well-rounded approach to developing and executing sophisticated intellectual property strategies around patents and trade secrets. She understands not only the complex technology behind high-tech patents and trade secrets but also utilizes her clear and concise communication skills and judgment to strategically partner with her clients to tackle their business goals.

Tina uses her creativity and critical analytical skills to create an intellectual property strategy to protect her clients’ most important tangible assets, their hard-earned inventions and trade secrets, as well as to elevate their brands, increase their profit margins, and shield their business assets from competitors in the market.

She represents clients in a large range of technology areas, including chemical, material, life science, mechanical, aerospace, and semiconductor technologies, including those within batteries, as well as water treatment, fibers and textiles, pharmaceuticals, apparel, consumer products, nutritional supplements, food and beverage, and construction.

With a Ph.D. in chemistry and biochemistry, Tina is technologically savvy and leverages such knowledge to effectively connect with scientists and engineers to guide their technology development and inventions to maintain a competitive advantage in the market. Tina not only drafts, prosecutes and manages patent application portfolios around the globe, she is skilled at educating her clients’ teams, management, and stakeholders on the value of intellectual property to the success of their businesses. She is also creative in her approach to persevering to protect her clients’ tangible intellectual property assets when competitors challenge their hard-earned rights.

Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Tina practiced at a large intellectual property boutique law firm in Atlanta. She has a passion for community outreach and leadership, values long-term relationships with her clients, and loves to use her large network to help others achieve their own professional goals.

Professional and Community Involvement

President-elect, Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Previous co-chair, Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association Women’s Leadership Development Committee

Member, Law360 Intellectual Property Editorial Advisory Board

Member, State Bar of Georgia Committee to Promote Inclusion in the Profession

Co-Vice Chair, Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) Leadership Development Committee

Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) Women in IP Law Committee

Chair, Intellectual Property Education Foundation (IPOEF) Employ & Encourage Committee

Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA)

Honors

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, U.S. News, 2021-2022

World IP Review, Elite Leader, 2022

CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Biotechnology Law, 2015

CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Patent Drafting and Prosecution, 2014

CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Legal Research, Writing, and Advocacy II, 2013

CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Legal Research, Writing, and Advocacy I, 2012

EXPERIENCE
Experience
  • Partner, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2021-2022
  • Counsel, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2019-2020
  • Associate, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2016-2018
  • Patent Agent, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2013-2016
  • Technical Advisor, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2012-2013
  • Research Assistant, The Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-2012
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant, The University of Georgia, 2003-2004
Presentations
  • Moderator, Leadership Lessons from Ted, Intellectual Property Owners Association Annual Meeting, September 2022, Los Angeles, California.
  • Moderator, Diversity in the Legal World as a Key Performance Indicator, Georgia IP Alliance Corporate IP Institute, October 2022, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Panelist, The Seven Deadly Sins of IP, presented by the National Security Innovation Network, November 2021, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Panelist, Moving and Shaking in the Legal World, Pathways to Success, presented by the South Asian Bar Association, October 2021, virtual webinar.
  • Panelist, Announcing the Re-Launch of the Diversity in Innovation Law Firm Toolkit, presented by the Intellectual Property Owners Association, virtual webinar.
  • Panelist, Navigating the Current Obviousness Landscape: Integrating the Latest Developments in Obviousness-Type Double Patenting and Inherency into your Patent Prosecution Approach, July 2021, virtual conference.
  • Moderator, Stories and Advice from Inside the Patent Process, February 2021, virtual webinar.
  • Testimony on behalf of Intellectual Property Owners Association at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) public hearing on the Study of Underrepresented Classes Chasing Engineering and Science Act of 2018 (SUCCESS Act), June 2019, USPTO’s Silicon Valley regional office, San Jose, California.
  • Presenter, From the Bench to the Bar: Patent Law Careers for Scientists, April 2014, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia.
Publications
  • Patents vs. Trade Secrets – What Makes Sense for Your Invention? Dorr, T. and Russell, M. (November 2022) The Patent Lawyer Magazine.
  • The Seven Deadly Sins of IP, April 6, 2021, Made in America, Michelle Ciotola, Esq. and Tina Dorr, Ph.D., Esq.
  • Stories from inside the Patent Process, Association for Women in Science, April 1, 2021.
  • Screening for two-dimensional crystals by transmission electron microscopy of negatively stained samples. Dreaden, T. (maiden name), Metcalfe, M., Kim, L.Y., Johnson, M.C., Barry, B.A. and Schmidt-Krey, I. (2012) Methods Mol. Biol. 955, 73-101.
  • Two-dimensional crystallization of membrane proteins by detergent removal through dialysis. Johnson, M.C., Dreaden, T. (maiden name),Kim, L.Y., Rudolph, F., Barry, B.A., and Schmidt-Krey, I. (2012) Methods Mol. Biol. 955, 31-58.
  • Structure function insights on membrane and soluble proteins revealed by electron crystallography. Dreaden, T. (maiden name),Devarajan, B., Barry, B.A., and Schmidt-Krey, I. (2012) Methods Mol. Biol. 955, 519-526.
  • Photosynthetic oxygen evolution: Signaling role for N-formylkynurenine in high light-induced repair. Dreaden, T. (maiden name) and Barry, B. A. (2012) Photosynthesis Research 114, 97-110.
  • Oxidative stress, N-formylkynurenine, and oxygenic photosynthesis. Dreaden, T., Rexroth, S., and Barry, B. A. (2012) Plos ONE 7 (7), e42220.
  • N-formylkynurenine as a marker of high light stress in photosynthesis. Dreaden, T. (maiden name(, Chen, J., Rexroth, S., and Barry, B. A. (2011) J. Biol. Chem. 286, 22632-22641.
  • Assessing two-dimensional crystallization trials of small membrane proteins for structural biology studies by electron crystallography. Zhao, G.*, Rudolph, F.*, Dreaden, T. (maiden name(,*, Johnson, M. C.*, Barry, B. A., and Schmidt-Krey, I. *Equal contribution (2010) J. Vis. Exp. 44, J. Vis. Exp. 44.
  • Two-dimensional crystallization of membrane protein complexes for structure-function studies by electron crystallography. Dreaden, T. (maiden name), Johnson, M. C., Barquera, B., Barry, B. A. Schmidt-Krey, I. (2010) In Microscopy: Science, Technology, Applications and Education. eds. Méndez-Vilas, A. and Díaz, J.. 337-346.
  • Pectin induces apoptosis in human prostate cancer cells: Correlation of apoptotic function with pectin structure. Jackson, C. L., Dreaden, T. (maiden name), Theobald, L. K., Tran, N. M., Beal, T. L., Eid, M., Gao, M. Y., Shirley, R. B., Stoffel, M. T., Kumar, M. V., and Mohnen, D. (2007) Glycobiol.17, 805-819.
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