- Computer Science Practice
- Consumer Products Practice
- Design Patents Practice
- Electrical Engineering Practice
- Ex Parte Reexaminations
- Foreign & PCT Patent Filing
- Inter Partes Review
- Invalidity Opinions
- Mechanical Engineering Practice
- Non-infringement Opinions
- Patentability Opinions
- Post Grant Practice
- Product Clearance
- Right to Practice Opinions
- Utility, Design, and Plant Patent Filing with the USPTO
- 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 J. Merrick, Jr.
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.
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
- October 29, 2014
- June 10, 2023UConn Storrs Campus
The Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC) Finals take place Saturday, June 10, 2023 at UConn's Storrs campus. During the judging of the student inventios, parents are invited to a presentation by Cantor Colburn attorneys Michelle P. Ciotola, chair of the Trademark & Copyright Practice, and Brad Lawrence, co-chair of the Electric Engineering Practice, called, "Options & Realities - Protecting Your Kids' IP." Eric Baron, patent attorney and chair of Cantor Colburn's Artificial Intelligence Practice, chairs the CIC board of directors, and will present the Cantor Colburn award for the Most Patentable Invention to a student inventor at the ceremony after the judging. Ali Caless and Jim Merrick are Volunteer Judges.
- April 25, 2019U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria Virginia
Members of Cantor Colburn's Design Patents Practice Group will attend USPTO Design Day on April 25, 2019 in Alexandria, VA. Cantor Colburn is the #3 largest filer of design patents in the country and several of our attorneys attend Design Day every year. Partner Jenae Gureff gave the presentation, "Report from the Front Line: PTAB Decisions."
- May 25, 2018Wilbraham, Massachusetts
Cantor Colburn attorneys and Western New England University (WNEU) Alumni Phil Colburn, Pamela Curbelo, Jim Merrick and Jim Wimpe will attend the 50th Annual WNEU Alumni Golf Tournament at the Country Club of Wilbraham in Wilbraham, Massachusetts. Cantor Colburn is a long-time supporter of the tournament, which benefits the WNEU Alumni Association Golf Tournament Endowed Scholarship.
- April 25, 2018Alexandria, VA
Members of Cantor Colburn's Design Patents Practice Group will attend USPTO Design Day on April 25, 2018 in Alexandria, VA. Cantor Colburn is the #3 largest filer of design patents in the country and several of our attorneys attend Design Day every year. Design Practice Co-Chair Dan Drexler will be a panelist at the event.
- April 25, 2017Alexandria, Virginia
USPTO Design Day took place on Tuesday, April 25 at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Alexandria, Virginia. Cantor Colburn is one of the largest filers 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
USPTO offers its annual Design Day.
American Intellectual Property Law
Connecticut Bar Association
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
MIT Club of Hartford, Parent Connector
Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, Volunteer
MIT Parent Liaison Committee, Member
Talcott Mountain Science Center's STEM Advisory Committee, Member