James Coe has joined Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds as Counsel
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Posted by: Sophia Kambanis
July 9, 2019, Concord and Boston, MA - Leading intellectual property law firm Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is pleased to announce that James Coe has rejoined the firm as Counsel. For nearly 20 years, James has provided clients with IP counseling, including with respect to patent portfolio strategy and development and intellectual property litigation. Having spent much of that time in-house, James gained invaluable insight into how companies develop their products and business strategies and how the protection of intellectual property can fit within that framework.
John DuPre, president and principal at Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds, stated, “We are very pleased that James has come back to our electrical, computer and mechanical team. His experience managing complex portfolios in the 3D printing, computer software, machine vision, machine learning, and power electronics fields will be very helpful to our clients. Having recently served as General Counsel for a 3D printing technology company, he understands the issues that clients face on a daily basis and the solutions that can be achieved.”
Just prior to rejoining the firm, James was General Counsel of a venture-capital-backed startup in the field of additive manufacturing. James was responsible for the legal and intellectual property functions. He worked closely with senior management and the inventors and grew the patent portfolio from a few utility applications and a handful of provisional filings into a robust international portfolio. James also spent several years as Chief Patent Counsel for the Americas region of a multinational energy management company. He worked closely with research and product development teams to identify and evaluate inventions for potential patenting and manage patent prosecution. Between those in-house positions, James was counsel to this firm, advising clients based on his wealth of experiences.
James advises clients on establishing corporate processes that link intellectual property portfolio development to business objectives. His advisory role includes assisting clients in conducting invention mining sessions, providing patent portfolio analysis of competitors, establishing corporate intellectual property policies, managing budgets for cost-effective intellectual property portfolio development, and performing intellectual property audits. His practice includes advising clients on trade secrets and brand management. In addition, he has advised clients on a broad range of commercial and intellectual property transactions, including negotiating and drafting patent, software, and technology license agreements, development agreements, commercial contracts, manufacturing and supply agreements, and non-disclosure agreements.
James is a graduate of Boston University School of Law and holds a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University and a B.A. with dual majors in Psychology and Mathematical Sciences from the Johns Hopkins University.