James Sze

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP 

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El Camino Real 12255
San Diego 92130 CA US

James Y.C. Sze is a registered patent attorney with over 20 years of experience in patent law. James focuses his practice on complex domestic and international patent prosecution in the electrical engineering and software technologies and counseling on patent infringement issues.

His practice includes patent portfolio management, identifying technology for IP protection, auditing in-house intellectual property management practices, patent prosecution, and patent litigation, particularly in electrical and computer-related patents.

James advises on patent validity, infringement, and enforceability, as well as freedom to operate within a particular technological space. He represents clients in computer graphics, computer communications technology, computer architecture, and bioinformatics, as well as university technology transfer offices.

He has represented clients in intellectual property litigation in venues that include U.S. district courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, James also advises his clients on protecting their intellectual property in the Far East.

His representative technology areas include analog and digital circuits, natural language processing, semiconductors, optics, ultra-violet/laser equipment, image processing, hard disk drives, Radio-Frequency antennas, nanodevices, microprocessor design, computer networking, encryption and data compression, computer simulation, and business methods.

Prior to joining the firm, James was a partner in the San Diego, California office of a national law firm as a member of its Patents Group and he focused on electrical and communications technology, software, and business methods.

As a former engineer with Qualcomm, Inc. in San Diego, California, James designed satellite communications software, messaging systems, and other wireless applications. James also has enforced, licensed, and assisted in the sale of patents he has written.


  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D. (1999)
  • University of California, San Diego, M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering (1994)
    The 1994 National Information Infrastructure Fellowship
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (1991)
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.S., Materials Science Engineering (1991)


  • California (1999)
  • District of Columbia (2014)
  • New York (2015)

Court Admissions:

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2001)
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


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