James is an attorney with a practice directed to drafting and prosecution of patent applications focused on electrical and electromechanical systems, computer software, industrial and vehicular control systems, and data analysis and data processing. James has experience prosecuting both U.S. and international patent applications. Previously, James was an associate at Neal, Gerber, and Eisenberg in Chicago, where he did a variety of work dealing with intellectual property law, such as patent prosecution, clearance and patentability analysis, patent litigation, and intellectual property due diligence.
Before going to law school, James worked as an electrical engineer at an aerospace defense contractor. James designed control system for life support systems, such as Onboard Inert Gas Generating Systems (OBIGGS) for VIP military aircraft, Onboard Oxygen Generating Systems (OBOGS) for military aircraft, and dive computers for rebreathers used by the United States Navy.