James E. Armstrong is a Partner in Locke Lord LLP’s Washington, D.C. office. Jamie focuses his practice in the areas of patent preparation/prosecution, expert opinions, technology transfer agreements, trademarks and litigation with technical knowledge in chemical engineering, organic chemistry, biotechnology, polymers, semiconductors, mechanical engineering, materials and process machinery.
Jamie received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University (B.S.Ch.E.) and his law degree from American University. He is fluent in Japanese and studied at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan as well as the City University of Hong Kong.
Jamie spent the beginning years of his career practicing law with his father in an intellectual property practice his father had founded. This experience in a mid-sized firm afforded him the opportunity to learn to handle every type of matter that came to the firm in addition to patents and legal opinions, including litigation brief writing, trademarks, copyrights, licensing, trade secrets, trade dress, performance rights and legal research and investigation.
Jamie worked in all three domestic offices, handling both the domestic and foreign practices, and the Tokyo office of the previous firm and devoted time to learning Japanese. Significant time was also spent teaching associates and foreign trainees, with organized lectures, the basics of patent law to prepare them to pass the patent bar exam and become successful patent prosecutors.
Representative Experience :
- Over ten years’ experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications and appealing and arguing a large number of patent applications in front of the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, including an application appealed and argued before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- Drafting and obtaining patents on critical technology for mid-sized companies, for example, a series of seven patents for a manufacturing client on their pioneering process machinery and a series of sixteen patents for a foreign client selling products containing the chemical technology globally
- Legal opinions on the validity and possible infringement of U.S. patents in the chemical and mechanical areas
- Regular site visits to the offices and research centers of clients to directly study their technology and advises clients accordingly
- Negotiated contracts and provided tax law advice on a pro bono basis for clients with financial hardship
- J.D., American University
- B.S.Ch.E., Johns Hopkins University
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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