biography

Over the past two decades, James has devoted his legal career to the specialized field of patent law, demonstrating a wealth of expertise across every facet of patent litigation and licensing. His comprehensive skill set encompasses licensing and settlement negotiations, pre-suit investigations, pleading stages, fact discovery, claim construction proceedings, infringement and invalidity contentions, expert discovery, summary judgment/determination motions, pre-trial motions, trials, post-trial motions, and appeals. Throughout his career, James has consistently delivered favorable outcomes for his clients, showcasing his prowess in navigating complex legal landscapes.

Noteworthy among his achievements, James successfully served as trial counsel for Acer in a United States International Trade Commission (ITC) Section 337 action, as well as two Federal Court actions initiated by Hewlett-Packard, where Acer emerged without any financial liability. In another instance, James served as legal counsel for Intel, Numonyx, and Sony Ericsson in a patent infringement action brought by an Acacia subsidiary targeting flash memory products, securing a summary judgment of non-infringemen...

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Palo Alto

Credentials

Admissions

California

Education

Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, JD, 2003

Washington University in St. Louis School of Engineering and Applied Science, MS in Computer Science, 2003

The University of Texas in Austin, Bachelor in Business Administration in Finance and Accounting, 2000

Prior Law Firm Experience

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Fenwick & West LLP

Practice Areas