Joshua James

“Constant, open communication between lawyer and client is the key to success.”

Energetic and committed, Josh James brings a strong background in biomedical and chemical engineering to helping clients strengthen and enforce their intellectual property rights. His practice spans all aspects of patent protection, from prosecution strategies to litigation in federal courts and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Josh’s scientific knowledge helps him hit the ground running, especially in cases involving highly complex chemical compounds. He easily meets technical experts on their own terms and helps them define the novelty of their innovations in a manner persuasive to courts and competitors. Thinking forward, Josh is able to use his training to help identify and prepare scientific experts for litigation.

Josh has been involved in drafting pleadings on invalidity, noninfringement and claim construction issues; preparing for depositions; reviewing and producing documents; and leading coordination and strategy sessions among members of joint defense groups.

Practice Groups
  • J.D., cum laude
    Indiana University School of Law, 2014
  • B.S., Biomedical Engineering, summa cum laude
    Illinois Institute of Technology, 2011
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering/Bio-Engineering, summa cum laude
    Illinois Institute of Technology, 2011
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Experience | Overview
  • Josh recently drafted a petition for inter partes review that was instituted by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board on 19 of 34 claims.
  • He is deeply involved in coordinating strategy development and joint defense communications in several ANDA cases in federal district court.
  • Before joining Brinks Gilson & Lione, Josh worked at Rolls-Royce North America, where he supported the patent approval process, developed patent mapping tools and strategies, and searched prior art.
Experience | Legal Experience

Brinks Gilson & Lione, Chicago, IL
Associate, September 2014-Present

Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP, Chicago, IL
Summer Associate, July 2013-August 2013

Experience | Non-Legal Experience

Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL
Research Experience for Undergraduates, June 2010-August 2011
Inter-Professional Research Opportunity (IPRO), January 2011-May 2011
Biomedical Engineering Senior Design, August 2009-May 2010
Research Experience for Undergraduates, June 2009-August 2009

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Research Experience for Undergraduates, June 2008-August 2008

Experience | Civic Activities
ACS Spike Out Cancer Participant, 2008-2010
Project Linus Blanket Day, 2007-2009
Forward Thinking
April 14, 2017

On April 7, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) announced its PTAB Procedural Reform Initiative...

March 07, 2016

On March 1, 2016, the Federal Circuit, in Blue Calypso, LLC v. Groupon, Inc. ...

December 08, 2015

On December 7, 2015, the Federal Circuit heard arguments in Blue Calypso, LLC v. Groupon, Inc. ...

March 27, 2015
On March 27, 2015, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) announced a three-part roll-out plan. The first rule package of “quick fixes” will be released in full later this spring, but part of the first package is effective ...
October 27, 2014
On October 20, 2014, the Federal Circuit, by a 7-4 vote, denied a petition for rehearing (en banc) a decision invalidating a Bristol-Myers Squibb (“BMS”) hepatitis B drug patent as obvious, which raised issues regarding the relevance of ...
in the media
October 06, 2014
On October 3, 2014, our new Fall Associates were mentioned in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin in the “In The News” section. “Brinks, Gilson & Lione added David Bernard, Craig C. Bradley Jr., Yongsok Choi, Jennifer Coronel, ...
Press Releases & Events
September 15, 2014
CHICAGO—In response to rising demand for its core intellectual property legal services, Brinks Gilson & Lione recently announced the hiring of nine new associates. Brinks' incoming associates have professional and educational ...
  • Dean’s Honors, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Fall 2011 and Spring/Fall 2013
  • Camras Scholarship, Dean’s List, and Tau Beta Pi, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2007-2011
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, 2011-present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Indiana Law Journal, Board Member, 2013-2014
  • Intellectual Property Association, 2011-2014
  • Phi Alpha Delta, Clerk, 2013
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