James Bollinger is a trial lawyer with extensive experience in intellectual property litigation. Jim’s patent litigation experience spans a wide range of cases involving pharmaceuticals, electronics, computer science, and e-commerce. He’s led trial teams handling a variety of IP disputes before judges and juries and in tribunals throughout the United States including Delaware, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Georgia, California, Utah, North Carolina, Maryland, Wisconsin, and Texas. Jim routinely handles appellate matters and has argued before the Federal, Second and Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and appeared on matters before the International Trade Commission (ITC) and the Court of Claims. While his work has implicated numerous technical areas, Jim concentrates in life sciences and technology cases.
In addition to litigated disputes, Jim assists his clients in building and managing IP portfolios and related IP asset counseling, including defending and prosecuting post-grant reviews (IPRs). He has assisted clients in patent portfolio development in the USPTO and internationally on a broad range of technology areas including artificial hearts, network security software, financial tools, medical devices, and e-commerce methods and systems. He has achieved success for a world-famous heart surgeon and Nobel prize winning economist; and for large companies, including insurance, investment banks, web portals and hedge funds.
Jim is also considered a leading attorney in intellectual property law regarding business methods and financial technologies, and often lectures on the subject. He is an adjunct professor of law at Fordham Law School.
He has represented MetLife Inc., Rakuten Inc., GSK, Novartis, Ingersoll Rand, Life Technologies, Indivior, Merrill Lynch & Co., Cantor Fitzgerald, Levain Bakery, Pin Foundations, Collective[i], Foursquare Inc., Partners Healthcare, Spire Inc., Barclays, Cadbury and several universities including MIT and Yale.
Jim has tried patent cases in federal court to successful jury verdicts:
OSD LLC v. Daktronics Inc. (S.D.N.Y. 2018)
Brigham & Women’s Hospital v. Perrigo (D. Mass. 2016)
AIA Ltd. v. Magatteau Inc. (M.D. Tenn. 2012)
Ripmax Ltd. v. Horizon Hobby (C.D. Ill. 2009)
Silicon Graphics Inc. v. Advanced Technologies Inc. (W.D. Wisc. 2008)