James W. Taylor, II

  • Attorney
  • Livonia, Michigan Office

James W. Taylor is an attorney in our Livonia office where he focuses his practice on patent prosecution, intellectual property law, intellectual property litigation, complex litigation, commercial litigation, and business law.

Overview

James W. Taylor II is an attorney in our Livonia office where he focuses his practice on patent prosecution, intellectual property law, intellectual property litigation, complex litigation, commercial litigation, and business law.

Mr. Taylor has over 10 years of experience in patent prosecution. He started his career for the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a Patent Examiner and Patent Classifier, where he gained exposure to internal practices of the Patent Office. At the Patent Office, he examined specialty polymer materials in classes 523-524, including thermal insulators for rockets, revulcanization processes for recycling tires, and drag reducing agents for oil pipelines. Since leaving the Patent Office, he has obtained hundreds of patents for inventions for both Fortune 100 businesses and independent inventors. Some representative areas that he has drafted and prosecuted applications include: batteries, atomic layer and chemical vapor deposition systems, firearms, cellular and wireless communications, autonomous vehicles, software, lasers, vehicle components, bioremediation devices, and personal lubricants. In addition to patent prosecution, Mr. Taylor also works in complex litigation, intellectual property litigation, business litigation, and employment litigation, where he is an accomplished brief writer, having drafted dozens of favorable dispositive motions.

Education

Wayne State Law School, J.D.

University of Sydney, M.Sc. in Chemistry

Sewanee: The University of the South, B.S. in Chemistry

Harvard University, A.L.M. in Software Engineering via Extension (Anticipated 2024)

Eastern Michigan University, B.S. Computer Science (Anticipated 2023)

Memberships and Associations

State Bar of Michigan
American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Oakland County Bar Association
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
American Chemical Society

Jurisdiction and Court Admissions

Michigan
United States Patent and Trademark Office

Education

Wayne State Law School, J.D.

University of Sydney, M.Sc. in Chemistry

Sewanee: The University of the South, B.S. in Chemistry

Harvard University, A.L.M. in Software Engineering via Extension (Anticipated 2024)

Eastern Michigan University, B.S. Computer Science (Anticipated 2023)