Bio

MR. JAMES M. SKORICH

Mr. Skorich is a GS-14 patent attorney with the Contract Law and Laboratory Support Division of the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC/JAN), Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. In this position, he provides legal support for the Nuclear Weapons Center, the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Space Development and Test Wing and other associate units.

Mr. Skorich is admitted to practice in Colorado, California and Illinois. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Prior to joining the Air Force as a federal civil servant, Mr. Skorich was an intellectual property attorney with McDonnell Douglas Corporation and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

EDUCATION

1968 Bachelor of Science Degree in Aero-astronautical Engineering with Distinction, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

1973 Juris Doctor, University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado

ASSIGNMENTS

1. 1968 – 1970: Engineer working on the flight mechanics and aerodynamics of the Spartan Anti-ballistic missile. McDonnell Douglas Corporation, Santa Monica, California

2. 1974 – 1976: Patent Attorney, Office of Naval Research, San Francisco, California

3. 1979 – 1981: Deputy District Attorney, Aspen, Colorado

4. 1984 – 1994: Intellectual Property Attorney, McDonnell Douglas Corporation, Long Beach and Huntington Beach, California

5. 1994 – 2000: Private law practice specializing in intellectual property law, Huntington Beach, California

6. 2000 – 2001: Patent Attorney, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California

7. 2001 – present: Patent Attorney, AFNWC/JAN, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico