James Finder

James A. Finder


212-596-0508 (Direct)

[email protected]

Jim Finder’s practice includes counseling and patent prosecution in the electronic, electrical, mechanical and design arts, including RF and communications, lighting and power controls and other digital and analog circuits, semiconductor manufacturing, and business methods.

Outside the office, Jim enjoys cycling, skiing, amateur radio and choral singing.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S.E.E. 1970

University of Detroit, J.D., 1977


United States Patent and Trademark Office

New York Bar

Federal and State Courts

Professional Affiliations

Amer. Intellectual Property Law Assn.;  New York City Bar Assn.; Japan Society

Selected Publications

“Festo: The (Nearly) Final Chapter,” Andrews Litigation Reporter, Vol. 1, Issue 1 (Thomson/West, June 2004).

“Statistical Implications of Reasoning with Polygraph Evidence,” 3 CARDOZO L. REV. 4 (1981)

Case note, Garner v. U.S., 96 S.Ct. 1178 (1976), 53 U.DET.J.URB.L. 719 (1976)

Awards and Honors

Teaching Assistant, Columbia University Law School, 1978-80

Law Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1977-78

Symposium Editor, Univ. of Detroit Law Review, 1975-77