James is an attorney at Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds, an intellectual property boutique law firm where he advises clients, including both start ups and venture capital firms, on intellectual property issues.  Prior to joining the firm, James served as general counsel of a venture capital backed startup in the field of additive manufacturing, and before that as Chief Patent Counsel for the Americas region of a multinational corporation. In those roles, James managed the development of patent portfolios in a variety of technologies, working closely with both engineering and business managers. James advises clients on intellectual property strategy development, and assists them by conducting invention mining sessions, providing patent portfolio analysis of competitors, establishing corporate intellectual property policies, and performing intellectual property audits. James is a graduate of Boston University School of Law and holds a MS in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University and a BA with dual majors in Psychology and Mathematical Sciences from the Johns Hopkins University.