Jim handles patent and trademark prosecution, transactions and related client counseling. He prepares and prosecutes patent applications in the mechanical, systems and electrical arts. The mechanical arts include construction products and equipment, packaging and display systems, medical products, tools and aerospace components. The electronics and systems arts include analog and digital circuits, and digital systems and architectures. Transactions range from acquisitions involving intellectual property to agreements and licenses, and related strategic planning. He has also successfully prosecuted numerous trademark matters.

Jim received his Bachelor of Science, with distinction, in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Arizona in 1979, and is a member of Tau Beta Pi. He received his Juris Doctorate in 1983 from the University of Arizona. He is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and is admitted to practice in California and Washington.

Jim is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (past chair, Education Committee), the International Trademark Association, and the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (President 2000-2001).