Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson Intellectual Property Law

James E. Austin

james austin
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Mr. Austin specializes in intellectual property portfolio development, primarily in the technical fields of chemistry and materials. His practice includes the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications, the preparation of legal opinions pertaining to intellectual property rights, intellectual property audits, due diligence reviews, and associated client counseling. Representative technologies handled include batteries, fuel cells, photovoltaic solar energy generation, semiconductor device equipment and fabrication, thermoelectric devices, organic and polymer chemistry, medical devices, and diagnostic devices and instrumentation.

Prior to WAVS IP, Mr. Austin was a research associate at the University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he worked chemical aspects of ethanol metabolism and mutagenesis. He obtained a B.Sc. in Biochemistry and from McGill University, Montreal, Canada and an LL.B. from the McGill University Faculty of Law.

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Education:

  • B.Sc. in Biochemistry and LL.B., McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • J.D. McGill University Faculty of Law, Montreal, Canada

Bar Admissions:

  • California State Bar
  • U.S. Patent Bar

Services:

  • IP Portfolio Development
  • Analyses of Competitor & Target IP

Technical Expertise:

  • Chemistry & Materials
  • Semiconductor Technologies
  • Electrochemical Engineering
  • Green Energy Technologies/ Energy Conservation Systems