David W. Dorton

David W. Dorton

Cincinnati, Ohio
David W. Dorton is a Partner with Wood Herron & Evans and his areas of expertise include patent prosecution, client counseling, and licensing, with concentration in mechanical technologies. David has represented clients in the fields of packaging, manufacturing, dispensing, containers and closures, HVAC systems, sensing and testing equipment and devices, medical, dental, and veterinary devices and equipment, automotive, robotics, toys and games, juvenile and infant products, clothing, musical instruments, furniture, food preparation and processing equipment, aerospace products, and construction equipment and tools, to name a few.

Prior to joining Wood Herron & Evans, David had 7 years experience as a product engineer in the field of noise and vibration control, particularly in the design of elastomeric vibration isolators. He is an adjunct professor at Salmon P. Chase Law School and resides in Mason, Ohio with his wife Kim and their three children.

Areas of Practice

  • Licensing
  • Mechanical/Aerospace
  • Patents
  • Trademarks

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio
    • Juris Doctor
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia
    • B.S.
    • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia
    • M.S.
    • Major: Mechanical Engineering

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cincy IP, Programming Committee Member, 2010 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • USA Swimming Official
  • Virginia Tech Alumni Association, Cincinnati Chapter President
  • Adjunct Professor, Salmon P. Chase School of Law