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Attorney Profile: Doug Weller

During the 30 years Doug Weller has been a patent attorney in Silicon Valley, California, he has obtained many hundreds of patents for preeminent technology companies, start-ups and individual inventors.

From 1983 to 1987, Doug worked for Hewlett-Packard Company as an intellectual property attorney handling a broad spectrum of intellectual property issues for several divisions.

In 1987, Doug founded his own law firm, specializing in patent procurement for the technology being developed in Silicon Valley and beyond.

Formal Education
  • University of California at Davis BS Electrical Engineering/Computer Science (1979)
  • University of California at Berkeley School of Law JD (1983)
  • Western Seminary M.Div (1990)
Other Interests

Doug delights to spend time with his wife Frances and son Weston. He is currently the President of the School Board for The King’s Academy in Sunnyvale, CA. He attends Garden City Church. Also, throughout life Doug has enjoyed participating in sports of all kinds (he was briefly an intercollegiate wrestler until a career ending knee injury). Currently, he most regularly participates in golf and table tennis. Doug also enjoys playing the guitar, trumpet and harmonica (chromatic and blues harp). He is past president of San Jose Toastmasters.

Science Papers

From his local public library, Doug checked out a popular science book written by Paul Davies, entitled About Time. Although intrigued by Paul Davies’ description of the time singularity at the event horizon of a black hole, Doug recognized an inconsistency in the explanation of what happens to an object that approaches a black hole. Chasing down the inconsistency led Doug to the original papers written by Albert Einstein on special and general relativity, a paper by Hermann Minkowski on space and time, and the paper Karl Schwarzschild wrote on the Schwarzschild metric, which purportedly provides the theoretical basis for black holes. Doug has put up a website and written a series of papers on relativity that support Einstein’s view that black holes are incompatible with the theory of general relativity. Links to some of these papers are listed below.

by Doug Weller