Adams and Reese further enhanced its intellectual property team as James E. Raynolds, Ph.D., joined the firm’s New Orleans office as a senior patent agent. Raynolds has more than seven years of experience in all aspects of preparation and prosecution of patent applications for clients involving optics, imaging, electro-mechanical and camera systems, optics for semiconductor lithography, antennas and WiFi software.
He has also handled patents for computer memory and semiconductor devices, automotive, engine, control and braking systems, excavator technology and control, and other physics, mechanical and electrical engineering based technologies.
Raynolds has a strong background with fundamental research experience in the areas of optics, antennas and electrical engineering, software development and computational algorithms, solid-state physics, semiconductor systems and devices, nanoscience and quantum effects, materials, mechanical and electro-mechanical systems. He also holds two U.S. patents for quantum based all-optical switching devices and has experience as a scientific/engineering consultant to government and industry.
Prior to joining Adams and Reese after serving as a registered patent agent at an intellectual property law firm in Cincinnati, Ohio, from February 2016 through January 2018, when he was involved in U.S. and foreign patent preparation and prosecution. His other patent agent experience includes stops as a patent agent in a pair of Washington, DC, IP firms where he handled patent matters for large international clients and smaller domestic clients, drafting and prosecuting patent applications, and interacting with inventors and foreign associates.
Before becoming a patent agent, Raynolds was an assistant professor in the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University of Albany-State University of New York from 2003-10. He was also a Senior Scientist at the UAlbany Institute for Materials from 2001-03 and a scientist at Lockheed Martin/Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory from 1997-2001. James also co-founded and served as an advisory scientist at a New York-based startup company developing nanotechnology-based components for telecommunications and bio-medical applications. He has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed articles published in scientific journals.
A 1988 cum laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Physics, Raynolds earned his M.S. in 1991 and a Ph.D. in Physics in 1994 from The Ohio State University. He also served as a post-doctoral research fellow in the University of Michigan Materials Science Department from 1994-97. Raynolds is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).