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, 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)
Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2024
Lawyers of Color Wonderful Women List, 2023
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