- Automotive Technology
- Chemical Engineering
- Computer Science & Software
- Electrical Engineering & Electronics
- Mechanical Engineering
- Semiconductor Devices & Processing Methods
- District of Connecticut, 2000
- U.S. District Court, 2000
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1999
- State of Connecticut, 1997
Western New England University School of Law, J.D., 1997
Charter Oak College, B.S., with honors, 1991
Trinity College, with a concentration in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 1984-1986
University of Connecticut, with a concentration in Chemistry, 1979-1982
James Merrick leads the Korean Practice Group, a team of attorneys, agents, and support staff dedicated to Korean clients and law firms, who specialize in their matters. Several team members are native Korean speakers. Jim is responsible for securing patent protection to meet client product launch deadlines and for management of the final work product of the team. He travels to Korea frequently to counsel Korean companies and law firms regarding intellectual property (IP) litigation, infringement, contracts, and licensing matters.
Jim also counsels domestic energy clients and universities and prepares and prosecutes their patents, primarily in mechanical and electrical engineering.
Jim has litigated cases in state and federal courts since 1998. He has litigated IP and insurance defense cases involving violation of trade secrets, personal injury claims, and product liability claims.
Partner and Chair of the Korean Practice Group, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2009-present
Associate, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2000-2004 and 2005-2009
Associate, McCarter & English, 2004-2005
Associate, Rome McGuigan Sabanosh, P.C., 1999-2000
- The Legal 500 United StatesJune 17, 2016
Cantor Colburn LLP has been recommended as a Leading Firm by the Legal 500 United States 2016 in Intellectual Property for Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings). This will be the firm’s seventh consecutive year as being recognized for this highly selective honor.
- October 29, 2014
- April 25, 2017Alexandria, Virginia
USPTO Design Day is on Tuesday, April 25 and takes place at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Alexandria, Virginia. The free seminar is attended by USPTO Design Examiners, Managers, Design Patent Practitioners and Industrial Designers from across the country.
Cantor Colburn is the fourth largest filer of design patents in the country and our attorneys attend Design Day every year.
- April 19, 2016Alexandria, Virginia
This year is the 10th Anniversary of the USPTO Design Day. Design Day is on April 19 and takes place at the PTO. The free seminar is attended by United States Patent and Trademark Office Design Examiners, Managers, Design Patent Practitioners and Industrial Designers from across the country.
- November 5, 2014Seoul, Korea
- April 8, 2014Alexandria, Virginia
Spend the day at this free seminar with United States Patent and Trademark Office Managers, Design Patent Examiners, Design Patent Practitioners and Industrial Designers from across the country in a lively and thought-provoking discussion. Hear how the USPTO is preparing to examine applications filed under the Hague Agreement, when a design application satisfies the written description requirement, how design patents are faring in post grant proceedings, and the popular case law wrap-up which summarizes important design patent decisions over the past year. There will also be a discussion on how design patents may be used to protect some of the most cutting-edge technologies.
To register, go to: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-uspto-design-day-registration-10539310361
American Intellectual Property Law
Connecticut Bar Association
Intellectual Property Owners Association