James R. Barney focuses on patent litigation and appeals. He has served as lead counsel in numerous litigation and appellate matters in a variety of technologies, including the automotive, medical, chemical, consumer electronics, financial, and amusement fields. In 2017, James was selected as an Intellectual Property MVP of the Year by Law360.
James has broad experience in all aspects of patent litigation, including drafting and arguing claim-construction and summary-judgment motions, examining and cross-examining fact and expert witnesses at trial, and managing day-to-day litigation activities.
He has tried cases before juries, judges, and arbitrators and has been involved in numerous private mediation and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings. He has also tried several cases before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).
In addition to his litigation practice, James advises clients on a wide variety of patent matters, including licensing and patent procurement strategies. He writes opinions of counsel and assists clients in settling disputes without litigation. He serves as a member of the firm’s management committee and served a four-year term as leader of the appellate section.
James is a frequent lecturer in the United States and abroad. He is currently on the faculty of the Advanced Federal Circuit course for Patent Resources Group, and he is the author of the Appeals chapter of the PLI Patent Litigation treatise.
James devotes a portion of his time to pro bono matters. He has worked extensively with military veterans and has argued numerous veterans’ appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
- Yale Law School J.D., Law, 1999
- U.S. Naval Academy B.S., Chemistry, with honors, 1990
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, Hon. Raymond C. Clevenger III
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Professional Activities :
- Federal Circuit Bar Association
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- American Bar Association
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- Virginia State Bar Association
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