James J. Kernell, member, has over 12 years of industry experience in electrical and software engineering before entering the practice of law. He is involved in all phases of patent, trademark and copyright related matters, including litigation, patent and trademark searches, preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications, and preparation of license agreements. His patent prosecution work focuses on electrical and computer technologies including software, hardware and internet related technologies.Mr. Kernell is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Missouri Bar. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. Mr. Kernell is also admitted to the Federal District Court for the Western District of Missouri.