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James Major Examines Patentable Subject Matter

July 27, 2021
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PHILADELPHIA – Stradley Ronon Attorney James R. Major, D.Phil., served as a panelist on the Association of Corporate Counsel’s virtual CLE on July 20. Major presented the session “The Conundrum of Patentable Subject Matter,” which covered the ramifications of four recent Supreme Court decisions regarding patentable subject matter. He also discussed subsequent cases that have extended the Court’s jurisprudence beyond computer-implemented methods and biotechnology into the realms of mechanical engineering and physical objects that were previously considered unimpeachable.

Major concentrates his practice on intellectual property with a primary focus on patent and trademark matters. He has substantial experience in preparing and prosecuting patents in the biotechnology and chemistry fields, leveraging a doctorate in immunology and virology. He also has patent opinion and litigation experience. Additionally, Major is experienced in trademark matters, including preparing and prosecuting trademark applications as well as litigating opposition, cancellation, and district court proceedings.

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