Dale Davis is the Chief Patent Officer at Cummins.
Mr. Dale J. Davis is the Chief Patent Officer at Cummins. He is an attorney formerly serving as Leader, Executive Counsel - IP at GE Power. His broad legal, engineering, and military experiences are integrated with a passion for making things better. As a GE lawyer, he resolves a wide-array of complex legal and technical issues. He is also an accomplished GE inventor, holding over 20 patents related to energy systems.
Dale began his GE career as an International Field Engineer, where he was responsible for the commissioning of large power plants. His resident assignments were on the continent of Europe, the Middle East, the United Kingdom, and throughout North America. He then accepted a role as Lead Engineer in Advanced Controls Development, developing control systems software for a wide range of energy applications.
Dale took a leave of absence to attend law school. He chose to attend North Carolina Central University – School of Law on a full scholarship. He was a Sidney B. Williams IP scholar and Magister for Phi-Delta-Phi. Upon graduation, he was an IP Associate with Moore & Van Allen in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. He is a member of the United States Supreme Court Bar, the State Bar of North Carolina, and is a Registered Patent Attorney.
Dale is recognized as an expert in Intellectual Property and Engineering. He has lectured as a CLE panelist and as a Visiting Law Professor. He is an appointed member of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), and the American Inns of Court. He is a Trustee to the American Intellectual Property Education Foundation (AIPLEF). He serves an advisor to an Ambassador; and sits on the Roundtable of Advisors of the President of a large private university.
Earlier achievements include a distinguished nine-year military career in the United States Army Reserves, holding positions in the Infantry and Special Operations Forces. He graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and was a RIT Scholar Fellow. He was inducted into the RIT - Engineering Academy/Hall of Fame.