Bar and Court Admissions
US Patent Agent
Princeton University, A.B. in Comparative Literature 1985
University of New Mexico, 1997, courses in physics, genetics, microbiology, and histology to qualify for patent agent’s exam
Kansai Patent Attorneys Study Group (KTK)
USPTO Patent Bar
James is a U.S. patent agent with twenty years’ experience serving Japanese patent applicants in the preparation, filing, and prosecution of their U.S. applications. He has worked on hundreds of applications, mainly involving electromechanical devices, precision mechanisms, medical instruments, telecommunications, optical devices and device materials, and semiconductor devices.
James also has many years’ experience translating Japanese patent specifications, checking and revising patent-specification translations against the Japanese original, and teaching translation. He frequently gives seminars in Japanese on U.S. patent practice issues.
Prior to joining HEI, James ran his own office in Osaka for over fifteen years.