James Scheer

Husch Blackwell LLP

$ $$$

South Riverside Plaza 120
Chicago 60606 IL US

James A. Scheer’s electrical and electronic engineering background adds value to the full range of intellectual property legal services he provides. Jim’s law practice includes extensive experience in patentability, validity, infringement, clearance, and claim construction analysis and opinions.

Since 1978, he has engaged primarily in patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret law, including client counseling, portfolio management, preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent and trademark applications, litigation, and licensing. Numbered among his clients are Fortune 100 corporations and mid-size and small companies alike.

In the licensing area, he has assisted clients with trademarks, patents and other legal documents, including non-disclosure, assignment, employment, consulting, joint venture and customer agreements.

In client counseling and portfolio management, Jim’s work involves identifying protectable intellectual property; maximizing portfolio value; designing policies and enforcement programs; providing searches and opinions regarding patentability, validity, infringement and right-to-use; dispute negotiation and settlement; advising on conflict avoidance; assisting in introducing new products; conducting design-around projects; and implementing worldwide transfer of intellectual property rights, including due diligence investigations in connection with merger transactions.

Jim taught intellectual property law as a professor at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, with courses in patent office practice and substantive patent law. He also has been an associate professor of electronics at Moraine Valley College, where he taught courses in analog and digital electronics, computer systems and software programming.

Education :

  • J.D., Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • Master of Laws in Intellectual Property, John Marshall Law School-Chicago
  • M.S., University of Notre Dame
  • B.S., University of Notre Dame

Admissions :

  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Associations and Memberships :

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago


Rate : $$$$

Contact for details

Rate and write a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Is this your profile?Claim it now.

Make sure your information is up to date.
South Riverside Plaza 120
Chicago 60606 IL US
Get directions

Lina Stillman

Broadway 42
New York 10006 NY US