Jim 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.

Jim obtained judgments of non-infringement 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.

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.


  • Georgetown University Law Center  (LL.M., 1976)
  • University of Kentucky  (J.D., 1974)
  • University of Kentucky  (B.S.M.E., 1971)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Associations

  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers® Cincinnati, Ohio Litigation-Patent "Lawyer of the Year," 2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation-Patent


  • Fort Thomas Educational Foundation
  • Fort Thomas Lions Club