Jim is the Chair of the firm's Intellectual Property Litigation practice and has been representing clients in litigation involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition, trade secrets and false advertising for more than 20 years. In addition to obtaining highly favorable verdicts for numerous intellectual property owners, he has successfully defended several parties against accusations of infringement with more than $100 million at risk, including judgments of invalidity for two separate patents on behalf of a major software company and summary judgment in a trademark infringement case for a major retailer. He obtained judgments of noninfringement under seven different patents that had previously found to be infringed by several competitors with similar products. He also has successfully argued before a federal appellate court for a decision holding that competitive use of another's trademark in a post-domain path of a URL did not constitute trademark infringement.
In addition, Jim is an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law where he teaches courses in Patent Litigation as well as Patent Law.