Corey A. Donaldson


Corey is a partner in Ferguson Case Orr Paterson’s intellectual property group. He practices extensively in trademark, trade dress, and design prosecution, with additional experience in utility patent prosecution and intellectual property litigation. He represents clientele from technologies including materials sciences, musical instruments, motorsports, and consumer products. He is admitted to practice, and practices on a daily basis, before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In addition to obtaining intellectual property rights for clients, he also helps to enforce them, and has litigated IP cases throughout the country, and has litigated intellectual property cases in jurisdictions such as California, New York, Texas, and elsewhere.

Corey also practices extensively in international intellectual property, and has acted as instructing counsel in obtaining intellectual property rights for clients in dozens of worldwide jurisdictions such as China, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Japan, and South Korea. Additionally, he has experience guiding intellectual property litigation in many of those countries, with experience as instructing counsel in China, Europe, the Middle East, and elsewhere.

Corey earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Arizona State University in 2008, also graduating from ASU’s Barrett Honors College. In 2011 he earned his Juris Doctorate degree from UCLA, with a specialization in the Entertainment and Media Law program (since renamed the Entertainment, Media, and Intellectual Property Law program). In 2017, he earned his Master of Science in Engineering in Electronic Materials, also from UCLA. Corey’s mix of legal and technical backgrounds allows him to work with clients on complicated technologies.

In 2017, Corey was recognized by the Pacific Coast Business Times in its annual “40 Under 40” awards. In 2018 and 2019, he was recognized as a Super Lawyer’s Rising Star for Southern California. Prior to joining the firm, Corey was a shareholder at Koppel Patrick Heybl & Philpott. He also previously worked for the UCLA Office of Intellectual Property, where he worked on various patent prosecution and licensing projects. He is a contributing author to California’s Continuing Education of the Bar program, and is active in the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Practice Groups

Bar and Professional

  • State Bar of California
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California


  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law
  • M.S., University of California, Los Angeles, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, Electronic Materials Engineering
  • B.S., Arizona State University, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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