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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

James C. Willson

James C. Willson


  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property and Life Sciences
  • Licensing, Technology Transfer and Monetization
  • Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions

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James has experience representing and advising companies in all aspects of intellectual property law including IP counseling, litigation and transactional matters.

He has worked with clients in energy, building products, recycling services, chemicals and agricultural products, manufacturing, software, medical devices and nano tech.

James has experience with patent litigation in district court and post-grant review proceedings at the USPTO, including Inter Partes review. His litigation experience includes drafting pleadings and discovery requests, invalidity and infringement contentions, working with experts, Markman hearings, and settlement negotiations. He also has trial experience as a volunteer prosecutor at the City of Houston Municipal Court where he tried numerous jury trials to verdict and handled all aspects of pretrial motions, voir dire, direct and cross-examination, and closing arguments.

James’s transactional practice includes licensing, patent prosecution, IP portfolio management, due diligence, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, and IP counseling.

Representative Experience

  • Owens Corning, v. Fast Felt Corporation, IPR2015-00650. Successfully represented client as the Patent Owner in an Inter Partes Review against a major building products manufacturer.
  • Assisting an emerging company with developing its intellectual property prior to seeking outside investment.
  • Assisting with the development of a robust patent portfolio relating to nanotube, chemical, oil field and medical technology.
  • Representing various participants in patent litigation matters.


BS, The University of Texas at Austin, Biochemistry, 2005
Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property | Intellectual Property and Life Sciences | Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions | Licensing, Technology Transfer and Monetization | Mergers and Acquisitions | Patent Litigation | Patent Procurement and Management | Patent Prosecution | Patent Trial Appeal Board Proceedings | Post-Grant Patent and Administrative Trials Practice | Post-Grant Proceedings Practice | Trademark – Non-Contentious | Trademark Counseling and Litigation | Trademark Proceedings

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