James “Jamie” Olsen has extensive experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications for clients, both in the United States and in foreign countries. Such patent applications relate to a variety of mechanical, electrical, and electromechanical fields, including telecommunications, semiconductor processing, optics, engineering software, computer networking, packaging machinery, and Internet-related inventions.

Jamie is a former Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, where he worked in an electrical practice group. Prior to joining the Patent Office, he was an engineer with IBM Corporation for four years where he gained experience in semiconductor processing technology, electrical control systems, and control system software.

After he left the Patent Office, Jamie worked at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett, & Dunner, from 1995-1997, and at the Wilmington, Delaware law firm of Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, from 1997-2006. While at these firms, Jamie acquired extensive experience in the areas of intellectual property litigation, opinions, and client counseling. Jamie’s litigation experience includes involvement in multiple district court patent litigations, where he deposed witnesses (fact and expert), prepared witnesses for deposition, prepared expert reports, wrote summary judgement briefs, and was involved in other aspects of discovery (document production and requests, interrogatories, and requests for admissions). Jamie was also involved in patent appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, as well as various interference proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Jamie’s opinion experience includes preparing validity, infringement, and freedom to operate opinions. Such opinion preparation involves review of numerous patents and their prosecution histories, as well as detailed reviews of alleged infringing products or processes.




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The George Washington University National Law Center
(J.D.) – 1998

Marist College
(M.B.A.) – 1993

University of Pennsylvania
(B.S. Mechanical Engineering) – 1989


United States Patent and Trademark Office
New Jersey


American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Delaware Bar Association
Federal Circuit Bar Association
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)


Author. “Case Summary of Medtronic, Inc. v. Barry,” (June 2018)