James Demers - Of Counsel


James Demers has substantial experience representing a wide range of clients. Prior to entering the legal profession, Dr. Demers was involved in laboratory research for about twenty-six years (1971 – 1997), beginning with the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) at M.I.T. His professional scientific career included graduate and post-doctoral work in academia, and over a decade as a medicinal chemist in the pharmaceutical industry.


Jim concentrates on patent drafting, patent prosecution, and patent opinion work.  He has special expertise dealing with US, PCT, and EPO practices in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and mechanical arts, nanotechnology, biotechnology, and solid state devices. He is experienced in preparing opinions of counsel regarding infringement, validity, and freedom to operate.  Dr. Demers has a B.S. in Chemistry from M.I.T., a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Stanford University, and he received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.

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