James A. Shimota

James Shimota concentrates his practice on all aspects of post-issuance patent practice. He has extensive experience before judges and juries in federal courts across the country as well as the United States International Trade Commission and arbitration panels. Representative technologies with which Jim has worked include financial services products, multiple aspects of cellular and smartphone technology, semiconductor manufacturing, fiber optic amplifiers, DNA arrays, HIV drugs, alkaline batteries, wireless networking products, power supplies, cleaning systems for portable shavers, memory image sensors, portable music players, and automated tissue staining instruments.

Jim also counsels clients on building patent portfolios inorganically through strategic acquisitions. Jim provides advice to technology companies in industries such as consumer electronics, electronic commerce and pharmaceutical regarding what patent assets do and don’t complement existing organic patent assets and how much those assets are worth. For example, Jim assisted an international client in completing a multi-billion dollar patent portfolio acquisition involving thousands of patents.

Jim further focuses on advising venture capitalists and startups on patent strategy.

Jim was selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers − Rising Stars Edition, Thomson Reuters, 2013-2014.

Good to know

Job Types Partner
Areas of Practice 1) Intellectual Property, 2) Patent Office Trials, 3) Patent Litigation, 4) Patents, 5) International Trade Commission Section 337 Proceedings and 6) Trade Secret Litigation
Law School The University of Michigan Law School (J.D.,1999)
Education University of Michigan (B.S.E.,1996)
Bar Member / Association Indiana State Bar Association
Most recent firm Haynes and Boone, LLP
LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-shimota-19430822
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