James Arnold, Jr. is currently Intellectual Property Counsel for W.L. Gore and Associates, Inc. in Newark, DE. As in-house counsel, Mr. Arnold advises Gore technical and business leaders on an array of IP and transactional matters. Additionally, Mr. Arnold is well versed in drafting commercial agreements, preparing freedom to operate and validity opinions and drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the mechanical and chemical arts.
As a former USPTO Examiner in technology center 1700, Mr. Arnold possesses in-depth knowledge of Patent Office procedures and in-depth technical knowledge of hydrocarbon processes and products. Additionally, his extensive in-house and private practice experience has afforded Mr. Arnold the opportunity to prepare and prosecute patent applications in a variety of technical arts including inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, biotechnology, complex mechanical, surgical apparel and devices, nonwovens, textile technology, footwear, waterproof closures, specialty fabrics, medical devices, and semiconductors.
Born and raised in Lanett, Alabama, Mr. Arnold currently resides in Newark, DE. Mr. Arnold earned a Bachelor or Arts (BA) degree, cum laude, in Chemistry from Talladega College as well as a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from Howard University School of Law where he served as the Managing Editor of Howard Scroll: Social Justice Law Review and President of the Bryant Inn of Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity, Inc. Mr. Arnold is currently pursuing a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in business transactions from the University of Alabama School of Law. Mr. Arnold was selected in 2005 as Talladega College's most outstanding young Alumnus.