James A. Flight, JD, BSEE

As one of the founding members of HFZ, I have over 30 years’ experience in patent litigation, patent prosecution and patent counseling. My experience representing clients includes a diverse range of technologies, including software, telecommunications, analog and digital circuitry, semiconductor structures and fabrication techniques, microprocessor architecture, FPGA technology, virtual private networking, internet technologies, audience measurement technologies, cloud computing, virtualization, data warehousing, network security, memory architectures, green technologies, safety products, dock safety equipment, industrial doors, ventilation, surgical equipment, and child care products.

My focus is on our client’s business objectives. Our ultimate goal is to provide counsel and patent prosecution strategies that advance our client’s agenda. This is best achieved in a long-term relationship that fosters an in-depth understanding of our client’s business and the competitive landscape in which they operate. On the prosecution side, this level of commitment ensures we do not just secure patent claims; we issue claims that are tailored for ready enforcement when the need arises.

I’m actively involved in defensive and offensive patent issues including ex parte and inter partes reexaminations, reissues, Public Use proceedings, European opposition proceedings, and due diligence investigations in support of product releases, enforcement actions and/or company acquisitions. I have represented clients in litigation and licensing involving patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, trade dress infringement, and contract disputes. Leveraging my deep experience in such a wide range of issues and technologies, I’m able to help my clients build and manage valuable patent portfolios and avoid the pitfalls of competitive holdings.

I was recently recognized among the IAM’s 300 Global Leaders for 2023-24. I was chosen as one of The World’s Leading IP Strategists 2022-23 for the IAM’s Strategy 300. I was also recommended for patent prosecution in 2023 by the IAM Patent 1000. IAM’s Strategy 300 Global Leaders 2024 is a publication that showcases intellectual property professionals who innovate, inspire, and go above and beyond to deliver value for clients Read More here

In addition, Martindale-Hubbell has identified me as an AV Preeminent Attorney every year since 2013 and a Martindale-Avvo Rated Top Lawyer for 2024. Read more.