The Innovation Firm

F. James Coe

Practice Areas

Technologies

Education

  • The Johns Hopkins University, B.A. in Mathematical Sciences and Psychology
  • Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, M.S. in Electrical Engineering
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., cum laude

Professional Associations

  • Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts

F. James Coe

F. James Coe Attorney

F. James Coe

Counsel
Concord office
978.341.0036

James provides clients with strategic intellectual property portfolio development and counseling.

In addition to preparing and prosecuting patent applications, James serves clients by conducting invention mining sessions, providing patent portfolio analysis of competitors, establishing corporate intellectual property policies, and performing intellectual property audits.  James has developed patent portfolios for his clients in various technical areas, including additive manufacturing, robotics, machine vision, machine learning, medical devices, digital health, semiconductor devices, and power electronics. 

James’s practice includes advising clients on trade secrets, brand management, copyright protection, and open source compliance issues. He has helped clients with a broad range of commercial and intellectual property-based transactions, including negotiating and drafting patent, software, and technology license agreements.  James also serves as an advisor for several emerging technology startups, helping them develop their intellectual property strategy while raising money from investors and venture capitalists.

Prior to joining the firm, James served as General Counsel of a venture-capital-backed startup in the field of additive manufacturing, responsible for both the general legal and intellectual property functions. James’s in-house experience also includes nine years at a multi-national energy management company where he served in several IP positions of increasing responsibility, including as Chief Patent Counsel for the Americas region. In these positions, he worked closely with research and product development teams to identify and evaluate inventions for potential patenting and managed patent prosecution. During his time in-house, James gained invaluable insight into how companies develop their products and business strategies, and how intellectual property protection can fit within those frameworks.

James has served on the Board of the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts and as the Chair of the In-House Counsel Committee of the Boston Patent Lawyers Association. In 2021, James was selected by industry peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for his patent law expertise. James is a graduate of Boston University School of Law and holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University and a B.A. with dual majors in Psychology and Mathematical Sciences from Johns Hopkins University.

Certifications

  • Black Duck Certified Open Source Legal Professional

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Press Releases

  • James Coe Rejoins Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds as Counsel more
Biography

James provides clients with strategic intellectual property portfolio development and counseling.

In addition to preparing and prosecuting patent applications, James serves clients by conducting invention mining sessions, providing patent portfolio analysis of competitors, establishing corporate intellectual property policies, and performing intellectual property audits.  James has developed patent portfolios for his clients in various technical areas, including additive manufacturing, robotics, machine vision, machine learning, medical devices, digital health, semiconductor devices, and power electronics. 

James’s practice includes advising clients on trade secrets, brand management, copyright protection, and open source compliance issues. He has helped clients with a broad range of commercial and intellectual property-based transactions, including negotiating and drafting patent, software, and technology license agreements.  James also serves as an advisor for several emerging technology startups, helping them develop their intellectual property strategy while raising money from investors and venture capitalists.

Prior to joining the firm, James served as General Counsel of a venture-capital-backed startup in the field of additive manufacturing, responsible for both the general legal and intellectual property functions. James’s in-house experience also includes nine years at a multi-national energy management company where he served in several IP positions of increasing responsibility, including as Chief Patent Counsel for the Americas region. In these positions, he worked closely with research and product development teams to identify and evaluate inventions for potential patenting and managed patent prosecution. During his time in-house, James gained invaluable insight into how companies develop their products and business strategies, and how intellectual property protection can fit within those frameworks.

James has served on the Board of the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts and as the Chair of the In-House Counsel Committee of the Boston Patent Lawyers Association. In 2021, James was selected by industry peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for his patent law expertise. James is a graduate of Boston University School of Law and holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University and a B.A. with dual majors in Psychology and Mathematical Sciences from Johns Hopkins University.

Certifications

  • Black Duck Certified Open Source Legal Professional
Education
  • The Johns Hopkins University, B.A. in Mathematical Sciences and Psychology
  • Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, M.S. in Electrical Engineering
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
Speaking Engagements
Professional Associations
  • Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts
News
  • James Coe Rejoins Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds as Counsel more
Bar Admissions
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

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