Mr. Johnson has a diverse legal background. Having spent ten years working in the General Counsel Division of the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office, he has extensive experience in regulatory and administrative law, contracts and healthcare law. More recently, he has worked with some of the largest, most well-known and most innovative corporations and universities in the world seeking to create, protect, manage and commercialize intellectual property, as well as to uncover, develop and assess new technologies. For these companies and universities, which include Barrick Gold Corporation (Canada), Schlumberger Ltd., MIT, NHS (England), Rational AG (Germany), Synthes (Switzerland), and Petrobras Brasileiro (Brazil), among many others, Mr. Johnson has provided a range of intellectual property and innovation support, including:
- Invalidity searches and assessment
- Freedom to Operate and clearance
- Technology identification, vetting and assessment
- Patent landscaping
- Portfolio management and protection
- Licensing and commercialization
As a Registered Patent Attorney, Mr. Johnson’s practice includes patent prosecution and trademark registration. Patent prosecution technologies include energy (traditional and alternative), medical devices and mechanical engineering.
At the same time, Mr. Johnson takes the approach that client relationships matter just as much as the work undertaken. Projects are always undertaken with a thorough understanding of where the client is going and what the client wants to accomplish. For some clients, this might mean going on-site to work side-by-side with client employees and innovators. For others, this could mean learning the intricacies of technology important to the client and thereby being able to speak to the client with insight and direction during all phases of research and analysis. Regardless of the topic, Mr. Johnson preps for the long haul.
Mr. Johnson received his law degree from the University of Oklahoma. He later earned his Master of Science Degree (Physics) from the University of Connecticut, and pursued graduate research at Wesleyan University (Connecticut) in nonlinear dynamics (working in the field of high Reynolds number Kolmogorov length scale measurement by designing and building the world’s largest water-based turbulence chamber) before turning his attention to intellectual property. He is licensed to practice in Oklahoma and Connecticut, and is admitted to practice before the US Supreme Court, the US Patent and Trademark Office, the US Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, and the US District Court, Western District of Oklahoma.
In his free time, Jim enjoys spending time with his family, walking his dogs, vegetable gardening and exploring the role of orthogonality and dimensionality in the study of the philosophy of mind, in particular as they relate to ethics, competitive systems and extinction.
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