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 he is also an experienced electrical engineer who worked in the energy industry.

Jim works with companies involved in a wide array of technologies, including communications equipment, document production technologies, coatings and materials, robotics, material science, energy, power control and delivery equipment, electronic and mechanical devices, medical devices, security and encryption technologies, semiconductors, anti-virus software, broadcast media technologies, innovative environmental technologies and business methods.

Examples of Jim’s experience combining business and intellectual property law include:

  • providing due diligence to help venture capital funds and other investors understand patent value, barriers to market entry and potential intellectual property opportunities for diverse technology companies;
  • negotiating complex technology transfer and license agreements, including purchase options, escrow requirements, exclusive agreements and marketing relationships; and
  • negotiating television, radio, personal promotion, Web site and other media contracts for professional sports franchises and individual artists, athletes, and entertainers.

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 the past six years, 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 ranked in Chambers USA 2016.

Jim is resident 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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