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James P. Purrington

James Purrington is a member of Dickinson Wright's Patent Prosecution Practice where he counsels clients on patent application preparation and prosecution worldwide.

Education & Credentials


Michigan Technological University

B.S., Electrical Engineering , 2001

Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School

J.D., 2015
  • Magna cum laude

Prominent Assignments

Patent application preparation and prosecution worldwide, including experience in the following technologies:
  • Automotive systems and equipment including suspension, powertrain, and braking systems
  • Electric and hybrid vehicle powertrain systems
  • Optics and Optoelectronic devices
  • Display technologies including head-up displays
  • Sensing and sensor data processing
  • Advanced battery technologies
  • Household and houseware products
  • Patentability searches and opinions
  • Non-infringement and patent validity opinions
  • Trademark opinions and applications

Professional Involvement

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA)


  • Presenter, "Software Patents", Rochester Full Stack Group, June 12, 2018
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