James Eller is a partner at Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch, LLP. He focuses his intellectual property practice on U.S. patent prosecution in the mechanical and electro-mechanical fields. His experience includes prosecuting patents, preparing infringement and validity opinions and preparing or defending warning letters. He also has extensive experience in design patents.

Mr. Eller’s specialized areas of technology include: lighting devices including LED, display devices, mobile terminals and refrigeration and air conditioning systems including compressors. He also has broad experience in home appliances including washers/dryers, dishwashers, stoves/ovens and microwave technology.

Mr. Eller is a former Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has practiced in the intellectual property filed since 1989. He is a frequent lecturer for the firm seminar series and regularly conducts workshops for clients internationally. He represents large and small business and companies in the United States and abroad. Mr. Eller currently represents one of the most prominent Global 500 companies.

Speaking Engagements

    Current Speaking Engagements

  • Sep

    BSKB to present at FICPI’s “Connect, Share & Grow” series

    FICPI’s “Connect, Share & Grow” Webinar Series.

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    Previous Speaking Engagements

  • Patent Law Institute 2020: Critical Issues & Best Practices

    PLI 2020: Live Webcast

    April 02 2020
  • New Trademark Developments and Rules in the U.S.P.T.O

    Trademark Day Sweden

    January 23 2020
  • Inter-Collegiate Licensing Association Winter Symposium

    ICLA Winter Symposium

    January 15 2020


  • July 24, 2020

    Washington, D.C. NFL Team Loses Race to the Trademark Office: Does it Matter?

    by Michael. T Smith | IPWatchDog

    In surveys throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area, three possible replacement names have emerged as favorites among the fans: Warriors, Red Wolves, and Redtails. Armed with the knowledge of the name change and the relative popularity of the possible replacement names, two enterprising individuals have applied to obtain a federal trademark registration for the marks WARRIORS, WASHINGTON RED WOLVES, and WASHINGTON REDTAILS, respectively. Neither applicant appears to be connected to the owners of the Washington D.C. professional football team.

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  • July 10, 2020

    Could good intentions lead to future danger?

    by MaryAnne Armstrong, Ph.D. | LSIPR

    MaryAnne Armstrong, Ph.D. discusses the potential risks to IP rights with open-access to technology, medicines and devices in the fight against COVID-19 in the latest issue of LSIPR.

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