Jim Schutz counsels clients on the protection, licensing and enforcement of intellectual property rights and has extensive experience in Patent litigation and prosecution. Jim also regularly counsels clients on technology development and licensing agreements, with an emphasis on software products, and counsels clients on corporate deals requiring the analysis of intellectual property assets and technology.
Jim represents clients in a variety of industries, including computer software and hardware, computer networks, wireless communication systems, telecommunications devices, semiconductor chips, medical devices and industrial manufacturing machinery.
Jim is actively involved in the Atlanta Startup Community. He represents several startup companies, and has given lectures on various intellectual property topics to numerous organizations including NASA’s Langley Research Center, ATDC, Flashpoint, AUTM, IEEE, Morehouse School of Medicine’s Tech Talks, Startup Weekend, Startup Chicks and numerous student groups at Georgia Tech.
Jim holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech and is experienced in hardware and software design. Jim is a frequent lecturer on intellectual property topics and is an adjunct instructor at Georgia Tech. Jim was recognized by Best Lawyers in 2014 and has also been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” and as a “Rising Star” in the field of intellectual property law by Law & Politics and Atlanta Magazine.