Proscia J - Brooks Kushman

James W. Proscia, Ph.D.

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James serves as the Chair of Brooks Kushman's life sciences practice group as well as the Co-Chair of our chemistry practice group.  With over 15 years of patent prosecution experience, and various degrees in physics, chemistry, and computer science, James has extensive experience in a... see more >

James serves as the Chair of Brooks Kushman's life sciences practice group as well as the Co-Chair of our chemistry practice group.  With over 15 years of patent prosecution experience, and various degrees in physics, chemistry, and computer science, James has extensive experience in a broad range of industries and across many product lines.

James has a special focus working with universities, representing technology transfer departments on protecting and monetizing their inventions. He works closely with professors and inventors on drafting and prosecuting patent applications. Due to his robust background, James is able to work with professors on a variety of technologies.

In addition to preparing and prosecuting patent applications, James consults clients on developing patent portfolio strategies and preparing freedom to operate opinions, particularly in relation to physics, chemistry, and computer science.

In the area of computer science, James has completed several post graduate courses and has over 20 years of programming experience during which he has designed a number of specialized computer programs that are currently in use. Moreover, Jim's programming experience spans several computer languages, including FORTRAN, C, C#, C++, and Visual Basic. Jim has a particular interest in developing software for bioinformatics.

Because of his robust technical background, James believes he can relate well to inventors. His understanding of their work and his ability to speak the same language allows him to draw out the kind of information required to obtain patents with excellence.

James has graduate degrees in chemical physics, physics, and biotechnology. He spent ten years as a research scientist and technical specialist at a large automotive OEM, where he was awarded 14 patents in thin film technologies and co-authored several scientific articles. Jim has also been an in-house patent attorney at Pfizer and an adjunct professor of chemistry at Wayne State University.

 

Publications:
Co-author, Identifying metastatic signatures, including TP53, with a new miRNA-target profiling analysis method, Inhan Lee, Kwanbok Lee, Won-Mean Lee, James W. Proscia, and Yong Sun Lee, Keystone Symposia: MicroRNA and Cancer, February 2011 < see less

Education

J.D., Wayne State University, cum laude

Ph.D., Chemical Physics, Harvard University

M.A., Physics, Harvard University

M.S. Electrical Engineering, Ohio University

M.S., Biotechnology, Johns Hopkins University

PostGrad, Computer & Information Science, University of Michigan Dearborn

B.A., Chemistry, New York University, magna cum laude

State Bar of Michigan

Hispanic National Bar Association

Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association

  • Proscia assists in research directed to microRNA-related genetic signatures
    Friday, February 18, 2011

    Identifying metastatic signatures, including TP53, with a new miRNA-target profiling analysis method Inhan Lee, Won-Mean Lee, and James W. Proscia - miRcore, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA Kwanbok Lee and Yong Sun Lee - Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Texas, Galveston, TX 77555, USA We have identified a new microRNA...

    • The Oakland Press: Southfield law firm specializes in intellectual property
      Wednesday, April 14, 2010

      It is not uncommon for intellectual property (IP) attorneys to have backgrounds in engineering and business. But advanced degrees in biochemistry, physics, chemistry, molecular biology and physiology, as well as expertise in aeronautics and information systems technology? As it turns out, that`s not uncommon either — at least not at...