Armstrong, James E.

James E. Armstrong IV

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Jamie Armstrong focuses his practice on patent preparation/prosecution, expert opinions, trademarks and copyrights. His technical knowledge and experience are in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, organic chemistry, polymers, semiconductors, materials and process machinery.

Jamie has over 23 years' experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications and successfully handling numerous appeals and oral hearings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as well as an appeal and oral argument before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Jamie Armstrong focuses his practice on patent preparation/prosecution, expert opinions, trademarks and copyrights. His technical knowledge and experience are in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, organic chemistry, polymers, semiconductors, materials and process machinery.

Jamie has over 23 years' experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications and successfully handling numerous appeals and oral hearings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as well as an appeal and oral argument before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Before joining Locke Lord, Jamie started in 1997 at a mid-sized Washington, D.C., law firm where he worked in all three of its domestic offices and Tokyo office gaining broad intellectual property experience. His practice expanded internationally in Asia from his study at the City University of Hong Kong for his last semester in law school to his Japanese language study at Keio University in Tokyo a few years later while working in the Tokyo office.

Adding value and efficiency to clients’ businesses has evolved Jamie’s practice into a cross-trained, experienced and client-focused team informed by data analytics from the application level to the industry level. As client issues are increasingly global in scope, the multilingual patent team has expanded to harness the resources of many of the general practice lawyers at Locke Lord.

Jamie’s representative experience includes:

  • Handled the patenting of thousands of patent applications since 1997
  • Represented clients in numerous patent appeals and oral hearings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Represented client in a patent appeal and oral argument at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Drafted numerous patent applications in various industries
  • Drafted numerous patent legal opinions
  • Handled the registration of numerous trademarks
  • Handled the registration of numerous copyrights
  • Provided small business corporate and contract counseling

Beyond intellectual property, Jamie has served on the board of directors of two nonprofit organizations, provided corporate and contract counsel for small businesses as part of his pro bono service and serves as trustee for various individuals. Jamie is a frequent lecturer and trainer domestically and internationally on patent law, including at his collegiate alma matter, for over 10 years.

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CREDENTIALS
Education
  • J.D., American University, 1997
  • B.S.Ch.E., Johns Hopkins University, 1994
Bar Admissions
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Languages
  • Japanese