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Jim is the chair of Reed Smith's Intellectual Property Group and focuses on intellectual property and complex commercial litigation, representing clients in trials, arbitrations and mediations throughout the United States. Jim has particular experience in technology and intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and trade dress litigation.  He also advises clients on various issues relating to software licensing, software development agreements, and conflict resolution in connection with domain names and other e-commerce related issues. In addition, Jim handles a wide variety of complex litigation matters involving product liability, insurance coverage, broker liability and lending and leasing disputes.


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 1990, 法学博士
  • Illinois Wesleyan University, 1986, 理学学士

  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit
  • 联邦地区法院-伊利诺伊州北区
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of Illinois
  • State Supreme Court - Illinois
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Indiana

  • American Bar Association Section on Intellectual Property
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • Computer Law Association
  • Defense Research Institute


  • Selected as an Acritas Stars stand-out lawyer in 2019
  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Commercial Litigation and Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2018-2022
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition – 2009 in the area of Business Litigation
  • Selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers list by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine, 2006-2007, 2009-2019