Jim focuses on patent prosecution, patent infringement litigation, and technology evaluation in support of product acquisition and launch. In patent prosecution, Jim prepares and prosecutes U.S. and foreign patent applications, working closely with inventors on both emerging and established technology to aid clients in developing patent portfolios.
Jim also extensively supports due diligence. By analyzing the strength and scope of patents through prior art searches, working with experts on technical issues, and reviewing legal implications of case law and prosecution history, Jim provides clients with valuable technical and legal support for intellectual property acquisition, protection, and commercialization.
Jim has extensive experimental background and training in neuroscience, pharmacology, cellular biology, and chemistry. Jim has supported patent infringement and trade secret litigation on DNA polymerase enzymes, bacterial expression systems, and parenteral pharmaceutical formulations. Such experience allows Jim to work seamlessly with clients on both technical and legal issues.