James Pohl is an experienced patent attorney who helps his clients succeed by providing forward-thinking advice on intellectual property issues relating to electronics, software, and applied physics. James has a true passion for providing strategic advice designed to protect and leverage his clients’ investment in intangible assets.

James’ record of success includes helping clients rank in the top 10 of their respective categories on the IEEE’s patent scorecard. In the past 10+ years, James has developed world-wide patent portfolios, including authoring well over 300 original patent applications and successfully prosecuting many hundreds of applications.

Before joining FisherBroyles, James gained professional experience at prominent Washington, D.C. law firms, where his work included being co-counsel for Respondent Teleflex in the U.S. Supreme Court case KSR Int’l Co. v. Teleflex, Inc., 550 U.S. 398 (2007). He has also been interviewed by national television news organizations on issues such as voting machine technology and the United States Supreme Court case District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008).

He draws on his unique blend of experience in ...

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  • Corporate Experience
    • U.S. Navy Nuclear Power Program
    • Alcatel; Electrical Engineer



Washington, D.C.



District of Columbia
State of Maryland
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


The University of Dayton, J.D., 2005 – Editor, University of Dayton Law Review
Case Western Reserve University
B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1997
The University of Texas at Dallas
Master of Business Administration, 2002

Prior Law Firm Experience

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein, and Fox
Morris and Kamlay

Practice Areas