Colin (Cole) Dunn
Colin (Cole) Dunn joined Ropes & Gray’s intellectual property litigation group in 2021 as a USPTO-registered patent attorney. Cole attended law school at Marquette University, where he was an editor of the Marquette Law Review. He earned his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Prior to going to law school and joining the firm, Cole spent over three years as a technical adviser and patent agent. During that time, he assisted in advising clients on patent infringement risk mitigation through freedom to operate analyses involving design guidance and non-infringement/invalidity opinions. In addition to supporting patent counseling, Cole helped clients to protect inventions through strategic patent drafting and prosecution—including several appeals to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. His biomedical engineering degree, which included coursework in organic chemistry, software programming, and electrical instrumentation, allowed him to serve clients across a variety of industries.
- Co-author, “The Internet of Things: Application of Current FRAND Methodologies in Developing Markets,” The New York Law Journal (March 19, 2021)
- JD, magna cum laude, Marquette University Law School, 2020
- BS (Biomedical Engineering), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014
Admissions / Qualifications
- Not admitted in New York
- Wisconsin, 2020
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2017