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
ADMISSIONS : California, District of Columbia.
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