James R. Major, D.Phil.





James R. Major, D.Phil., 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, James is experienced in trademark matters, including preparing and prosecuting trademark applications as well as litigating opposition, cancellation, and district court proceedings. 

James earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from New York Law School. During law school, he was Staff Editor of the New York Law School Law Review, a John Marshall Harlan Scholar, and a member of the Institute for Information Law and Policy. He earned his D.Phil. at the University of Oxford and his B.A. at the University of Cambridge.

James is the co-chair of the Amicus Subcommittee of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Patents. The Committee recently submitted two amici briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Bar Admissions
  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • J.D., magna cum laude, New York Law School
  • D.Phil., University of Oxford
  • B.A., University of Cambridge

  • Co-Chair, Amicus Subcommittee, Patents Committee, New York City Bar Association


Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, “An Introduction to Patent Law for the Small Law Firm Practitioner,” New York City Bar Association CLE Webcast
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