Technology Areas

Practice Areas


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1998
  • State of Colorado, 1999
  • Not admitted in Connecticut


University of Colorado School of Law, JD, 1999

University of Colorado, Boulder, Ph.D. in Chemistry, 1995

Purdue University, B.S. in Chemistry, 1991

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Susan Doughty, Ph.D.


Susan Doughty is a patent attorney and a Ph.D. chemist with more than 15 years' experience in all aspects of intellectual property practice. Her practice includes patent preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications, patentability opinions, freedom-to-operate analysis, due diligence, and portfolio management.

Experience Highlights

Counsel, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2016-present

Founder, SD IP, LLC, 2014-2015

Partner, Lathrop and Gage LLP, 2013

Shareholder/Patent Attorney, Greenlee Sullivan P.C., 1998-2012


"Evolution of Orientation in the Growth of Azo Dye Zirconium Phosphate-Phosphonate Multilayers," 120 J. Am. Chem. Soc. 7997 (1998).

University of Colorado Analytical Paper of the Year, "Molecular Orientation at Dielectric Surfaces by Angle-Resolved Photoacoustic Spectroscopy," 99 J. Phys. Chem. 2143-2150 (1995).

Development of Angle-Resolved Photoacoustic Spectroscopy for the Determination of Molecular Orientation on Dielectric Surfaces (1995) (Ph. D. dissertation, University of Colorado Boulder).


Professional Affiliations

Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)

American Bar Association

National Association of Patent Practitioners

Colorado Bar Association