Mind + Muscle

technical minds + legal muscle

Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox
James Buchanan

Mind + Muscle

James Buchanan



Mr. Buchanan is an associate in the Mechanical Group. He assists in the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign utility and design applications. He also assists clients in matters before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

While earning his engineering degree, Mr. Buchanan interned at a firm specializing in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance machines. As part of his senior design project, Mr. Buchanan worked on cleaning systems at a major beverage company. Mr. Buchanan was a Jack Swigert Scholarship recipient at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Mr. Buchanan is also is a contributing author of Patent Office Litigation, Second Edition, published in 2017, the book provides a fresh and comprehensive exploration of patent office litigation proceedings, including how the proceedings interact with other aspects of patent procurement and enforcement, while delivering practical analysis and advice. This second edition of Patent Office Litigation is the follow up to the first version of the book that was published in 2012 by Thomson Reuters Westlaw that focused on the contested proceedings that were introduced under the America Invents Act that year.

While attending law school, Mr. Buchanan served as a Content Editor on the Duke Law & Technology Review.

  • Admissions
      • District of Columbia

      • United States Patent and Trademark Office

      • Colorado

  • Education
    • J.D., Duke University School of Law

    • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder


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