The legal staff at Clark+Elbing consists of a nucleus of attorneys with advanced scientific degrees supported by a team of patent agents and technology specialists, each of whom holds a PhD in a scientific discipline.

We have unparalleled expertise in the biological and biochemical sciences, with professionals holding doctorates in such fields as chemistry, genetics, neuroscience, cell biology, developmental biology, molecular biology, neurobiology, and pharmacology.

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JD cum laude, Suffolk University Law School
PhD Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College
MA Liberal Studies, Dartmouth College
BS Biology, Dickinson College

Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Admitted to the bar in Massachusetts;
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts;
and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

James DeCamp is a founding member of Clark+Elbing and a partner since 2002. From 1992 to 1996 he was at Fish & Richardson, P.C.

James advises clients on domestic and international patent portfolio development and strategic planning for new product development. He also advises clients on issues related to patentability, non-infringement, and invalidity. His clients include companies, universities, hospitals, research institutions, and academic inventors, from North America, Europe, and Asia.

James represents clients in a wide range of complex technological areas, including molecular and cell biology, and biochemistry. He handles inventions covering energy and clean technologies as well as inventions in the agricultural and pharmaceutical sectors. James also participated in patent infringement litigation on behalf of Genentech before the U.S. International Trade Commission (human growth hormone).

From September 1988 through September 1992, James served as a Research Associate and Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Cellular and Developmental Biology at Harvard University. His research has included work in the areas of plant developmental biology, plant storage proteins, chloroplast and nuclear gene expression, chloroplast transformation, and protein biochemistry. He is the author and co-author of journal articles on chloroplast gene expression and plant storage proteins.