James R. Carpenter

Senior Attorney Washington, D.C.


James R. Carpenter focuses on all aspects of patent counseling and patent prosecution in relation to a wide variety of computer, electrical, and internet-related technologies. He drafts and prosecutes patent applications and counsel clients on patent portfolio strategies, patent infringement, validity, and clearance. In addition to securing patents, he has litigated contentious matters before several U.S. district courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission, which equips him with significant insight into developing and defending patent portfolios and evaluating third-party patents.

James handles the prosecution of numerous patent portfolios, including those of start-ups, growing industrial companies, and publicly-traded consumer companies. James is particularly experienced with inventions relating to semiconductors production, memory design and optimization, processor pipelines, front-end production, back-end packaging, cloud computing, big data, data mining, internet security/authentication, e-commerce, user interfaces (UI), and nanotechnology. He can also program in machine code, C, C++, Perl, and Java, along with many variants of other programming languages.

While in law school, James was a member of the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic.


Betty Southard Murphy Award for Alternative Dispute Resolution Writing, American University, Washington College of Law

Awards Methodology


Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 2008, cum laude
  • Louisiana State University, B.S., 2003, cum laude

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)