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James R. Foley



130 E. Randolph St.
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Chicago, IL 60601
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J.D., cum laude, The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 1995
B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, 1992
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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

James R. Foley


James R. Foley is a Member in Clark Hill’s Intellectual Property practice group. Jim’s extensive experience is focused in effectively all areas of intellectual property.  Over his almost thirty-year career, he has worked closely with clients to prepare and file thousands of patent applications, in many different areas of technology (some in complex areas such as semiconductor fabrication, medical devices, and electrical engineering-related applications).  He also has a vast foreign associate attorney network that he has leveraged to file several thousand patent applications all over the world.  He has also prosecuted several thousand patent applications to issuance as patents, both in the United States and globally by instructing his foreign associate attorneys.     

Jim also has extensive experience with regard to patent enforcement and licensing. In this context, he has travelled all over the world, and has successfully negotiated with (and in some cases litigated against) several substantial concerns. These substantial concerns have included, for example, Apple, Archos, Audiovox, Coby, Imation, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Philips, RIM/Blackberry, SanDisk, Samsung, Sony, Thomson, and several others.

Jim also has a very extensive trademark practice, and he manages the trademark portfolios and trademark enforcement of several large companies. Jim also has much experience quickly and effectively transferring intellectual property all over the world, such as is required after a merger or acquisition.

Jim received a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, majoring in General Engineering and minoring in Electrical Engineering, and appeared on the Dean's List. He received his J.D. from the John Marshall Law School, where he was editor of Associate Publications, John Marshall Law Review, and was a member of the John Marshall Law School Trademark Law Moot Court Team which placed third in the country.

He is admitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, is licensed to practice in Illinois and Iowa, and is a member of the Iowa Trial Lawyers and American Bar Associations.

Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Iowa State Bar Association
Iowa Trial Lawyers
American Bar Association