James (Jim) Flight, a founding member of Hanley Flight & Zimmerman, is featured in IAM’s Strategy 300 Global Leaders 2023, a publication that showcases the top experts in intellectual property across the world.
IAM says Jim “understands IP strategy from a multitude of perspectives. He is fantastic at assisting businesses of all sizes in determining the commercial value of their intangible assets and then creating plans for building solid portfolios.”
Jim also participated in a Q&A; the full version is available here. Here is Jim’s response to one question: Could you name something that is characteristic of your practice that is not common in the industry?
“Hanley Flight & Zimmerman’s practice stands out because we proactively consider trends in the case law and prepare and prosecute patent applications with an eye on those trends,” Jim said. “Many firms simply do what they have always done and are relatively detached from the evolving legal landscape. In contrast, our firm is focused on constantly developing the best techniques to secure patents that are likely to withstand challenges in the future.
“We also spend considerable time thinking through our strategies to make sure our clients’ patents cover the marketplace activity that aligns with their business interests, and that infringement of our clients’ patents can be detected. At the end of the day, patents are business tools, and we prepare and prosecute patents to be leveraged to meet our clients’ needs in a cost-effective manner.”
The IAM Strategy 300 identifies “individuals who are leading the way in the development of strategies that maximize the value of IP portfolios.” The list comprises leaders from a variety of arenas, including service providers, corporations, research institutions and universities. Areas of specialty range from brokering to valuation; Jim is listed in the Legal category.
The roster of honorees was compiled through an editorial process that includes peer nominations, research and source interviews. More information on the methodology is available here.