James M. Dowd’s practice focuses on patent litigation and strategy. He has represented a broad range of clients, including in jury and bench trials and appeals, in cases involving such diverse technologies as semiconductor manufacturing, integrated circuits, solid-state memories, telecommunications, medical devices, and biological products.
He practices in courts nationwide, and has extensive experience before the US International Trade Commission. Mr. Dowd is a partner in the firm’s Securities and Litigation/Controversy Departments, and a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation and Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation Practices. He joined the firm in 1997.
Represented flash memory manufacturer accused of infringing three patents before the International Trade Commission in obtaining a finding that no valid claim was infringed
Represented telecommunications company prevailing on patent to air interface protocol technology
Represented publicly traded semiconductor manufacturer in obtaining determination that its accused chip did not infringe for multiple independent factual reasons
Obtained Markman ruling in two patent case involving arthroscopic instruments leading directly to favorable settlement
Represented publicly traded supplier of microlithography equipment in obtaining determination that patent asserted against supplier’s products was unenforceable and invalid.
JD, Boston University School of Law, 1997
BA, Political Science, Saint Michael’s College, 1994