Portrait of James Allan Forstner

James Allan Forstner



Of counsel since: 2001


  • PhD in Chemistry
  • Juris Doctor in Law


  • English
  • German

Academic and professional career

Loyola College, Baltimore (MD, U.S.A.)
Bachelor of Science, Major in Chemistry, Minor in Philosophy

Carnegie Mellon University of Pittsburgh (PA, U.S.A.)
Master of Science and PhD in Chemistry

University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore (MD, U.S.A.)
Juris Doctor in Law

Corporate Counsel and Managing Counsel at
E.I. DuPont de Nemours working on international IP matters (over than 30 years); Senior Counsel, Alston & Bird LLP, Washington DC.

Special Fields at K&W

Management of IP Assets, international Patent Strategies, Trade Secrets, Technology Transfers, Licensing and Litigation, Litigation in the. U.S.


  • AIPLA (American Intellectual Property Law Association)
    • International Committee, Chair 1990–1992
    • Japan Practice Committee, Chair 1992–1994
    • Board of Directors, 1994–1997
    • International Education Committee, Chair 1997–1999
    • Far East Committee, Chair 2004–2006
    • Fellow of AIPLA, 2002 until 2024
  • American Bar Association
    • International Patent Law Committee, Chair 1994–1996
    • Trade Secret Committee, Chair 1996–1998
    • Patent Division, Chair 1998–1999
    • Publications Editor, 1999–2002
    • IP-Section, Council Member 2002–2006
  • IPO (Intellectual Property Owners Association)
  • UIC LAW Center for Intellectual Property,
    Information & Privacy Law IP Program
    (formerly John Marshall Law School)
    • Advisory Board 1998–2004, 2017 until 2024
  • U.S. Bar/EPO Liaison Council, Chair 1998–2000
  • U.S. Bar/JPO Liaison Council, Chair 2010–2012
  • U.S. C.I.S. Bar Association
    • Member of Founding Board of Governors
  • U.S. Council for International Business
    • East European Committee, Chair
  • World IP Report (BNA)
    • Editorial Board until 2017
  • World Licensing Law Report (BNA)
    • Editorial Board

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