OMAHA, NE, August 23, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name James Douglas Welch a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, Mr. Welch celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
A private practice patent attorney and professional engineer since 1982, Mr. Welch spent the first part of his career exclusively in engineering. Growing-up, between 1958 and 1969 he worked at Communication Supply, a company his Dad founded and ran in Omaha, NE until his death in 1966. He worked at Federal Pacific Electric in Toronto, Canada, between 1969 and 1972, (becoming a Professional Engineer in Ontario), just after earning a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at the University of Nebraska. He then spent time as a lab instructor at Toronto University, while completing a Masters of Applied Science in Solid State Electronic Engineering, in conjunction with the AEC Chalk River Research facility during his stay, before becoming a lab technician at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, where he was involved in computer programming for a respiratory research project. While there, he completed 17 hours of medical courses, including a basic and two advanced courses in Neuro-Anatomy. Mr. Welch followed that opportunity by accepting a position as an engineer for Omaha Public Power, where he was involved in the design and realization of modifications to the Ft. Calhoun Nuclear Plant. Making the decision to go back to college, Mr. Welch pursued a Juris Doctorate at his alma mater, graduating in 1982. Soon after, he founded his own practice. He also passed the CAFC Series 3 and NASD Series 6,7,22,24 and 63 Exams and attempted to raise money to start a national network for continuing education for attorneys and scientists.
Writing and prosecuting more than 320 patents for himself and clients, Mr. Welch secured more than 180 that are specific to ellipsometry (an non-destructive optical technique for investigating samples at the atomic spacing level), for the J.A. Woollam Co., and many on the successful hands-on design and realization results of one of his own inventions---a working Single Schottky Barrier-based solid state CMOS-type device. He is currently pursuing Patents on a teeth restoration technique as co-inventor with one of his clients. He is an inventor on over 50 Patents, and holds numerous Patents personally, in the Solid State area and in the use of the internet for continuing education. He also wrote and guided procurement of foreign patents in Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Japan, Korea and China.
Licensed by the Nebraska Board of Professional Engineers and by the Nebraska State Bar Association as well as the U.S. Patent Bar (all via testing), Mr. Welch is also a licensed notary public. He passed the Federal Communications Commission General Radio and telegraph test, and completed postgraduate work at the University of Nebraska beginning in 1993, earning 17-course hours, (including Quantum Mechanics), toward a PhD in Electronic Engineering. He has contributed approximately 15 articles to professional journals, dating back to 1977, and has spoken on various topics at conventions and meetings. Receiving a 1972 fellowship by the Province of Ontario, and a 1981 Winthrop Lane Scholarship, and later received a grant in 1993 from the U.S. Department of Energy. Mr. Welch has also been named to Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Law, was inducted into Eta Kappa Nu in undergrad EE, and is "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Welch has spent many hours flying with licensed friends in light planes. More recently, he has taken up a hobby of car restoration. He has, for example, 1976 and 1978 custom convertible 280-Z's, a 1975 Bricklin, a 1984 Avanti, a 1965 Corvette, and 1972 Jaguar XKE and 1966 Mustang convertibles---all in progress. He has studied various religions over the years as well, one of which is Scientology, which he has, (and continues to), studied since the late 1960s.
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