James H. Noel
What you should know about me:
Exploring technological frontiers is my passion and is what sparked my interest in IP law. I started my journey at D&M as an intern. I later returned to work as a patent agent, and after completing law school at Duke University, an associate attorney. I enjoy diving into new and exciting technologies within electrical engineering and computer science fields.
- Known as a team player whose door is always open
- Builds basic hobby electronic circuits and lays out custom printed circuit boards
- Designed and built an energy-producing merry-go-round that powered the lights in a Liberian schoolhouse
James assists small and large organizations in thoughtfully building, understanding, and concentrating patent portfolios to align with business goals, the competitive landscape, and upcoming technology trends. James prepares and prosecutes a wide variety of patent applications, and also researches and develops non-infringement and invalidity positions.
James’ practice focuses on providing clients within the electrical and computer science sectors with strategic patent protection. He has experience with a variety of groundbreaking technologies including machine learning, mechanical, polymeric, biochemical, and other textile arts.
Background & Credentials
- Clemson University (B.S., Mechanical Engineering, summa cum laude, 2016)
- Clemson University (M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2017)
- Duke University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2021)
- South Carolina
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- Greenville County Bar Association
- South Carolina Bar Association
- Member, Order of the Coif
- Research Editor, Duke Law Journal
- Dean’s Award, Criminal Law, Duke Law
- Faculty Scholarship Award, Clemson University
- Eastman Chemical Award for Excellence, Clemson University
- Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
- M. Gagliano et al., Federal Circuit Provides Guidance on Prior Art Authentication and Publication Challenges, Dority & Manning (August 26, 2021).
- J. Noel et al., A Time-Implicit Representation of the Lift Force for Coupled Translational-Rotational Galloping, 103 Nonlinear Dynamics 2183 (2021).
- M.F. Daqaq et al., Micropower Generation Using Cross-Flow Instabilities: A Review of the Literature and Its Implications, 141 J. Vibration & Acoustics (2019).
- J. Noel et al., Improving the Performance of Galloping Micro-Power Generators by Passively Manipulating the Trailing Edge, 112 Applied Physics Letters (2018).
News & Events
Summary: In Valve Corp. v. Ironburg Inventions Ltd., a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“Federal Circuit”) held that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) improperly rejected the prior art status of a copy of an online article submitted as an exhibit, because the Board failed to compare the …
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