W. Douglas Hahm


W. Douglas Hahm

  • P 202-721-8220
  • F 202-721-8250

Having joined Wenderoth in 1998, Doug Hahm has over 20 years of experience with the firm, including a particular focus on preparing applications for and procuring patents in mechanical and electrical technologies on behalf of domestic and foreign clients. Doug also provides opinions and strategic guidance on infringement and validity of United States patents, and counsels international and domestic clients on all aspects of patent law.

Specifically, Doug's practice encompasses a wide range of technologies including:

  •  Medical devices
  • Internal combustion engines
  • Semiconductor devices
  • Furniture hardware
  • Batteries
  • Consumer products and appliances
  • Steering and suspension systems
  • Waste treatment systems
  • Vehicle transmissions and brakes

Prior to his legal career, Doug worked for the U.S. Department of Defense for 6 years as an engineer, and was assigned to oversee various aspects of the repair and overhaul process for nuclear-powered U.S. Naval vessels.  Such work involved testing and troubleshooting a wide variety of ship systems and equipment such as condensers, distilling plants, controls, pumps, and valves.

While attending law school, Douglas served as an intern for the Honorable S. Jay Plager, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. 

  • Coaching youth basketball and soccer
  • Volunteer activities at the schools of my 2 children