Prior to joining Arent Fox, Jim was a partner at a boutique IP firm. Jim was also a senior divisional patent counsel for Medtronic, Inc., a Fortune 500 medical device company, where he led the IP strategic patent landscaping activities to align IP development with long-and short-term business goals. Jim also has experience in crafting and interpreting IP licensing agreements. Additionally, prior to working for Medtronic, Inc., Jim was responsible for establishing the IP practice group in an office of a prominent general practice law firm.
Before entering the legal profession, Jim worked for eight years as an engineer for GE Healthcare, GE Lighting, and GE Aviation.