United States - California James Scheller

Partner - Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

James Scheller is a member of Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP’s patent practice group. He concentrates his practice on patents, copyright and other intellectual property in connection with electronic, computer and internet-related technologies, as well as medical device technologies. Mr Scheller’s work includes patent prosecution, IP counselling, opinion preparation, due diligence, review and evaluation of patent portfolios, IP licences and litigation support.

Early on in his career, Mr Scheller was directly and actively involved in all aspects of patent litigation, including appeals to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is therefore familiar with how patents are treated in litigation and how they should be written in view of litigation. He also has experience with initial public offerings for his smaller clients and considerable experience in the software copyright field, having been involved in several well-known software copyright cases.

Mr Scheller has worked for many clients who depend on their patent portfolios. One such satisfied client of his work has said: “Our patent portfolio was everything to us, and it was critical to the success of our business that we had all patents nailed down in crystal-clear language so venture capitalists could understand their value.” That client was later purchased in a major acquisition.

Sample client list

  • Abbott Cardiovascular
  • Alien Technology
  • NextNav

Firm details

Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
1279 Oakmead Parkway
Sunnyvale CA
United States

Contact details

E: jim_scheller@bstz.com
T: +1 408 720 3437
W: www.bstz.com


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