S. James Boumil III is an associate in the Litigation Department and a member of the Patent Law and Intellectual Property Groups. He is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
James assists clients in obtaining, enforcing and licensing intellectual property rights in the U.S. and abroad. He has experience with a range of patented technologies including lasers, optics, plasma devices, electrochemical devices, medical devices, biotechnologies, mechanical systems, electronics, semiconductor devices, communications systems, network security systems, robotics, deep learning algorithms, musical devices, software and business methods. He also has significant experience in non-patent intellectual property matters, including maintaining an active trademark practice, preparing copyright filings, and conducting IP due diligence in connection with corporate transactions.
James has diverse experience in a wide variety of administrative and court proceedings. He has presented before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, as well as assisted with patent reexaminations, inter partes reviews and contested trademark proceedings, as well as equivalent proceedings abroad. His litigation experience spans the fields of patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, antitrust, BPCIA, private equity and other complex commercial litigation areas. He has assisted clients with matters in a range of federal forums spanning the U.S. District Courts, the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
James is also an adjunct professor at Boston College Law School, where he has taught intellectual property licensing and technology transfer since 2018. A frequent speaker on intellectual property law, James has guest lectured in a variety of academic programs, including at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Chicago Law School, Tufts University School of Medicine and the Heller School at Brandeis University.