James graduated from the University of Michigan with a BSE in Electrical Engineering and a BA in Japanese studies, including a year at Kyushu University. James worked for five years under the JET program for two prefectural governments in Japan, Shimane and Shiga, before moving back to the US to join the USPTO. In the USPTO James worked as a patent examiner in electric and magnetic measuring and testing arts. On his return to Japan, James joined ibip Japan kk, a boutique patent translation company in Tokyo, where he oversees electrical patent translations, as well as providing internal and external training and consultancy on US patent law and practice.
This presentation will talk about claim drafting in English for patent applications to be filed before the USPTO. It will start off by explaining the basic concepts and types of claims, their relationship to the rest of a patent application, and their legal status. It will then...