Blake Dorr is a partner at Founders Legal.  Blake counsels clients in patent prosecution and intellectual property matters, and he regularly helps Asian and European companies protect their IP rights in the United States.

Blake has broad experience prosecuting patents and writing opinions in a number of technology areas including computers and software, mainframe operating systems, telecom systems, mobile technology, electrical circuits, control systems, semiconductor fabrication, mechanical technology, gas turbine engines, diesel engines, petroleum drilling equipment, automotive technology, rocket engines, paper products and paper product manufacturing, packaging, and autonomous vehicles.

In addition to working in other firms prior to joining Founders Legal, Blake practiced US law in the Tokyo office of Onda Techno, an intellectual property firm.  His experience working in Japan gives him a unique insight into IP in the Asian region.

Blake received his juris doctorate from Washington & Lee University.  He has a degree in control systems engineering from the United States Naval Academy.  He is also a member of the Patent Bar and the Virginia and Georgia state bars.

Before law school, Blake received his commission as an officer in the U.S. Navy and served overseas on a minesweeper and on a destroyer.

Blake volunteers his legal services as a Veteran’s Court appointed advocate, and assists homeless persons with legal issues.


  • Washington & Lee University – Juris Doctorate
  • United States Naval Academy – Bachelor of Science in Control Systems Engineering

Bar Admissions

  • State of Georgia
  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office