Federal Circuit Panel Expands Reach of §271(a) Liability for Divided Infringement
Senior CounselLos Angeles
James C. Brooks, a partner in the Los Angeles office, is a member of the Intellectual Property Group. His current practice focuses primarily on intellectual property disputes, including patent and trade secret lawsuits, between various U.S. and foreign technology companies.
During the course of his legal career, Jim has had substantial experience litigating and trying complex cases in federal and state courts around the country and in Europe, involving technologies ranging from microprocessor architectures, hardware logic emulation systems, fax and e-mail systems, telephony systems, scanning electron microscopes, automated assembly machines, disk drive operating systems, semiconductor memory chips and semiconductor process flows to pneumatic earth boring tools and pallet storage racks. He has also litigated for medical device manufacturers and blood products companies.
Jim has successfully presented appellate arguments in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Second Circuit and the District of Columbia Circuit. He has significant experience before the Federal District Courts, as well as in the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) in Section 337 proceedings, where he has been involved in all phases of an ITC practice, including Temporary Exclusion Order trials, Permanent Exclusion Order trials, sanctions proceedings, advisory opinion proceedings, Commission appeals and appeals to the Federal Circuit.
Jims is registered to practice before the United States Patent Office, where he has engaged in patent prosecution, re-examinations and litigated reissue proceedings. In addition to helping his clients manage their patent portfolios, he has prosecuted a number of key patents which have later proved vital to those clients in maintaining and enhancing their market position.
Jim continues to successfully represent various other U.S., Asian and European technology companies in complex patent infringement and antitrust lawsuits. He also continues to serve as intellectual property counsel to several of these companies in the areas of patent procurement and technology licensing.
Some of Mr. Brooks’ more noteworthy cases are summarized below: