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Douglas A. Cherry Presented at the Ringling College of Art and Design

SARASOTA, FL –Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Partner Douglas A. Cherry presented at the Ringling College of Art and Design’s Food For Thought workshop series. The theme of the series was “Mindfulness in Career Planning” and Doug spoke on the topic of IP protection and being “mindful” of these issues.

Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law, Doug’s areas of concentration include intellectual property (patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, publicity rights and unfair competition) consulting, acquisition, licensing and litigation, as well as technology, cybersecurity and data breach law. Doug represents corporations, municipalities, non-profits, start-ups and entrepreneurs in a variety of industries, including technology, healthcare, law enforcement, and manufacturing.

Doug has extensive litigation and mediation experience involving high profile, corporate technology cases, patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation.  He is a founding member of Shumaker’s Data Breach Team.  His background in computer consulting, fluency in many programming languages and his computer skills, including database and network management, expert systems, simulation design, and various software packages, enable him to effectively and efficiently assist his clients.

Doug is certified as an Intellectual Property Law Specialist by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education. Certification is the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the area of Intellectual Property Law.


Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 260 lawyers and seven offices in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Shumaker is a premier provider of quality legal services. Whether it's commitment to clients or work in the community, involvement lies at the core of all of Shumaker’s initiatives.