James Dobrow


Mr. Dobrow received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he was a member of Tau Beta Pi, the National Engineering Honor Society. He then earned a Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law.

Before launching his legal career, Mr. Dobrow worked as a computer and electronics engineer, designing and implementing computerized process automation software and hardware control systems for Circonix Technologies LLC. While at that company, Mr. Dobrow helped design and implement systems for remote, Internet-based monitoring of manufacturing systems.

Just before joining Rossi, Kimms & McDowell LLP, Mr. Dobrow worked as U.S. Intellectual Property Counsel at Ricoh Americas Corporation, where he engaged in a variety of intellectual property issues, including patent assertions, patent litigations, and drafting and prosecuting patent applications. Before Ricoh, Mr. Dobrow worked in the New York office of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, and later at Lowenstein Sandler LLP in Roseland, NJ. Mr. Dobrow also worked as an Adjunct Professor and Guest Lecturer at Rutgers University Law School, teaching patent drafting and prosecution. Mr. Dobrow has also served as a mentor for student entrepreneurs at the University of Pennsylvania’s Weiss Tech House.

Mr. Dobrow’s practice focuses on patent prosecution with an emphasis on technologies related to software, image processing, optics, printers, scanners, semiconductor devices, manufacturing processes, electrical motors and motor controllers, automation systems, medical devices, and business methods. Mr. Dobrow also has experience providing strategic counsel regarding intellectual property assets, and performing licensing-related activities including license drafting and review.

Mr. Dobrow is admitted to practice in New Jersey (2002) and New York (2002), and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.