Practice Group Co-Leader
With over 20 years of experience in patent litigation, James focuses his practice in the medical, electronics, computer science, and financial technologies fields. He has acted as lead trial counsel for a variety of patent disputes and has tried both jury and bench disputes. He is lead counsel on patent matters pending in many diverse venues, including in the Western District of Wisconsin, the Northern District of Illinois, the Southern District of New York, and the Northern District of California. James has also represented several overseas clients in international forums on patent and IP matters. In addition to Litigation, James actively advises and assists clients build and manage IP portfolios. Some of his clients include Merrill Lynch, Cadbury, Barclays Capital, MIT, Yale University, BNP Paribus, MetLife, Linkshare, and Davidsohn Global Technologies, Inc.
Recent successes for James include jury verdicts (i) of willful infringement in a patent case (2012) and (ii) invalidating all claims of a patent on both anticipatory and obviousness grounds (2009). The Federal Circuit (2012) recently upheld the summary judgment ruling in a major patent case- again ruling the asserted patent claim invalid on both anticipatory and obviousness grounds.
James is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut and before the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Div., 1st Dept.; the Supreme Court of the State of Connecticut; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; the United States Supreme Court and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
WM. Wrigley Jr. Company v. Cadbury Adams USA LLC, Civil Action No. 04 C 0346 (RMD) (MD), United States District Court / Northern District of Illinois / Eastern Division (summary judgment dismissal of patent claims as invalid on both anticipation and obviousness grounds).
Silicon Graphics, Inc. v. ATI Technologies ULC., Case No. 06-C-0611-C, United States District Court / Western District of Wisconsin.
Ripmax Ltd. v. Horizon Hobby Inc., Case No. 2:07-cv-2133 MPM-DGB, United States District Court / Central District of Illinois (jury verdict invalidating all patent claims on anticipation and obviousness grounds).
Gemini IP Technologies, LLC v. Hewlett-Packard Company, et al., Case No. C 07-03797 PVT, United States District Court / Northern District of California.
Novamedix Limited v. Kinetic Concepts, Inc. and KCI New Technologies, Inc., Civil Action No. SA-92-CA-0177-FB, United States District Court, Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division.
Eon-Net, L.P. v. Linen 'n Things, Inc., Civil Action No. 2:06-cv-00315-FSH-PS, United States District Court / District of New Jersey.
Landis+Gyr Inc. v. Elster Electricity LLC, Civil Action No. 1:06-cv-00082 (KAJ), United States District Court / District of Delaware.
Global Resource Network, L.L.C. v. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division Case No. 03CV72363.
Xinetic, Inc. v. Copient Technologies, LLC in the United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana Case No. IP02-0872- C-H/K.
Reserve Management Corp. v. Reserve Inc. in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York Case No. 01 CV 9631 (AKH).
The Sperry & Hutchinson Company, Inc. v. Netcentives, Inc. in the United States District Court, Northern District of California Civil Action No. C-01-0813 DLJ.
Financial Technologies International Inc. v. Scott D. Smith and Datasmith Consulting, Inc. in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York Case No.: 99 CIV 9351 (BSJ) (RLE).
Experra Corporation v. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, et al., Civil Action No. 89 CIV. 375(KC).
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated v. Clive H. Austin, Civil Action No. 94 CIV. 8801(DC).Presentations and Speaking Engagements
Considered a leading attorney in intellectual property law regarding business methods and financial technologies, James often lectures on the subject.