James J. Lukas, Jr. focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation with a particular emphasis on patent litigation and related client counseling. He has experience with complex patent litigation cases in federal district courts throughout the country, including both enforcing patent rights and defending against charges of infringement on behalf of clients. He has first-chaired trials and claim construction and summary judgment hearings, and he has argued before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Second Circuit. James' litigation experience includes successes at trial and at summary judgment, and the creation of settlements as a result of positive claim construction and summary judgment rulings. He also has lead counsel experience in proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), including inter partes reviews (IPRs) and interferences. James also has experience conducting arbitrations and mediations on behalf of his clients.
James has represented clients in patent disputes involving a broad range of technologies, including electronics, computer hardware and software, medical devices, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, mechanical devices, wireless communications, automotive, Internet and eCommerce, and protective equipment.
His experience includes all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition litigation from pre-litigation investigation and preparation of pleadings through all phases of discovery, motion practice, claim construction and summary judgment hearings, pre-trial, trial, post-trial, and appeals.