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James Boland Middleton, Born: Columbus, Georgia, August 19, 1934Lawyer ( law: pract. & administration)Intellectual propertylawyer.


Middleton, James Boland was born on August 19, 1934 in Columbus, Georgia, United States. Son of Riley Kimbrough and Annie Ruth (Boland) Middleton.


Bachelor in Psychology, Georgia State University,1964. Juris Doctor, Woodrow Wilson College Law, 1972. Draftsman, paralegal and office manager to patent attorney, Atlanta, 1955-1968, for Jones & Thomas, Atlanta, 1968-1972.

Bar: Georgia 1972, United States Patent Office. Associate Jones and Thomas, Atlanta, 1972-1976. Private practice intellectual property, Decatur, Georgia, 1976-1998.

Retired 1998.


Admitted to the bar, 1972, Georgia. 1973, Georgia Court of Appeals, Georgia Supreme Court, United States. District Court, Northern District of Georgia and United States.

Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit. 1982, United States. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit. 1982, United States. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Registered to practice before United States. Patent and Trademark Office. Member: Dekalb, Atlanta (Member, Editorial Board, 1975-1982 and Editor-in-Chief, 1981-1982, The Atlanta Lawyer) and American (Member, Intellectual Property Law Section) Bar Associations.

State Bar of Georgia (Vice Chairman, Individual Rights Section, 1979-1980. Member, Intellectual Property Law Section, Chairman, 1982-1983. Member: Editorial Board, Georgia State Bar Journal, 1985-1992.

Public Relations Committee, 1982-1988). American Intellectual Property Law Association. The Federal Circuit Bar Association.


Member editorial board Atlanta Lawyer, 1973-1982, associate editor, 1978-1981, editor-in-chief, 1981-1982. Dirs. arts county Unitarian-Universalist Congregation Atlanta, 1989-1991. Member American Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, DeKalb Bar Association, State Bar of Georgia (editorial board journal 1985-1992, patent trademark and copyright section 1972^, chairman 1982-1983, public relations committee 1982-1988), Federal Circuit Bar Association, American Arbitration Association (commercial panel 1983-1994).


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1 child, Cynthia.