About the Author

IP Spotlight is published by Jim Singer, partner and chair of the Intellectual Property Department at Fox Rothschild LLP.  Jim helps businesses, institutional investors, venture capital groups and others identify, protect, maximize value, and reduce risk associated with intangible assets.

Jim is a registered patent attorney and handles patent prosecution, infringement and validity studies, freedom-to-practice studies and design-around analyses. His patent experience covers a wide array of technologies including: electronic devices; computer systems and software; vehicle automation, drones and other robotic systems; lighting systems; power generation and distribution equipment; wireless communication technologies; printing and packaging systems; medical devices; data security and encryption technologies; cryptocurrency and other blockchain technologies; auto parts; virtual and augmented reality systems; consumer products; food and beverage production and distribution technologies; and many other fields.

Experienced in IP transactions of all sizes, Jim also handles on a daily basis:

  • software licenses,
  • patent and trademark licenses,
  • supply chain agreements for technology-focused businesses,
  • exclusive marketing relationships
  • technology transfer agreements and
  • technology development agreements.

Jim also performs IP audits and due diligence to help venture capital firms, private equity funds and potential investors understand the strength of a target company’s IP portfolio, obstacles to market entry and opportunities to expand IP. Jim also uses this experience to help startups and companies who are considering an investment or sale assess and increase the value of their IP positions.

Jim is also an experienced electrical engineer and worked in the electric utility and oil and gas industries.

In 2016, The National Law Journal named Jim to a list of “Intellectual Property Trailbazers,” noting that Jim guides clients toward a more holistic view of their IP assets and a more flexible approach to growing, protecting and profiting from those assets. For each year since 2010, the editors of Intellectual Asset Management magazine selected Jim for inclusion in its “IAM Patent 1000” lists of the world’s leading attorneys for both patent prosecution and technology licensing.  Jim is also named as one of the leading IP attorneys in Pennsylvania by Chambers USA (2016 and 2017), is listed as an “IP Star” in Managing Intellectual Property (2015-2017), and has named in the “Best Lawyers” publication as a leading attorney in intellectual property and entertainment law (20150-2018).

Jim is based in Fox Rothschild’s Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania office.  His email address is jsinger@foxrothschild.com.

The content on IP Spotlight is provided by the author as an individual.  It does not necessarily represent the views of Fox Rothschild LLP or its clients.

This site is published for informational purposes only. The content provided should not be considered to be a substitute for legal advice, and this site does not establish an attorney-client relationship with any reader. The author makes no warranty whatsoever relating to the information contained on this site.  For legal assistance, contact a legal practitioner who is licensed in your jurisdiction.

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