Jim Davis is a Partner with Ropes & Gray, where his practice focuses his practice on high stakes intellectual property litigation. Applying his background in electrical and computer engineering, Jim serves as lead counsel in Federal Circuit, district court, and PTAB proceedings.
Before the Federal Circuit, Jim has argued and litigated multiple precedent-setting matters relating to claim construction, certificates of correction, and covered business method proceedings, among other issues.
In over a dozen district courts across the country as well as the ITC, Jim has represented plaintiffs and defendants across a broad range of technologies including semiconductors, analog circuits, wireless technology, consumer electronics, network security, and medical devices. Most recently, Jim and his team won findings of non-infringement and invalidity before the ITC in a four-patent investigation relating to mesh networks.
As one of the most active PTAB practitioners in the country, Jim has litigated over 150 post-grant proceedings, including inter partes and covered business method reviews and ex parte reexaminations, both on behalf of petitioners and patent owners. In 2020, Jim was ranked in the top 10 most active attorneys for petitioners by Managing IP.
Jim also advises clients concerning intellectual property strategies, including acquisitions, enforcement, due diligence, and licensing.