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James A. Duggan
Bar Admissions:
  • Ohio
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Education:
  • Juris Doctor (Certificate of Concentration in Intellectual Property Law), The University of Toledo
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, The University of Toledo
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, The University of Toledo
Memberships:
  • Toledo Bar Association (Member, Intellectual Property Committee)
  • Toledo Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
Professional Experience:
  • 20 year career with Dana Corporation in driveline engineering and management including test and development engineering, applications engineering, chief engineer in research and development, and intellectual property portfolio management
  • Named Inventor on 30 U.S. patents in drivetrain components and related systems
  • SAE Technical Paper 933054: Aluminum Composite Driveshafts
Publications and Presentations:
  • “An Engineer’s Guide to Intellectual Property” (University of Toledo 2007)
  • Ask-A-Patent-Attorney (Lucas Co. Public Library February 2009, view article on MST News)
  • CLE: “Intellectual Property for the General Practice Attorney” (Toledo Bar Association May 2008)
  • CLE: “Trademark Law For The General Practice Attorney” (Toledo Bar Association May 2009)
  • CLE: “Copyright Law for the General Practice Attorney” (Toledo Bar Association May 2010)

 
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Practice Areas:
  • Patents (U.S. and  International)
  • Patent Validity and Infringement Opinions
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Client Counseling
  • Intellectual Property Portfolio Management
Technology Areas:
  • Automotive, Heavy Vehicle, Off-Highway Vehicle Systems
  • Vehicle Powertrain and Drivetrain Systems
  • Electro-Mechanical Systems
  • Manufacturing and Processing
  • Photovoltaics
  • Energy Storage and Management Systems