Professional Biography

James F. Valentine Partner

  • Palo Alto

    D +1.650.838.4469

    F +1.650.838.4350

    Palo Alto

    3150 Porter Drive

    Palo Alto, CA

    +1.650.838.4469

    JValentine@perkinscoie.com

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OVERVIEW

Jim Valentine is a partner in the firm's Patent Litigation practice. He represents corporate clients and universities in intellectual property litigation, including patent infringement actions and trade secret misappropriation actions. Jim has practiced before the federal district courts, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the International Trade Commission, the California Superior Courts, and the California Courts of Appeal. He has worked in a broad range of technologies, including magnetic resonance imaging, microprocessors, semiconductor memories, chipsets, semiconductor fabrication processes, relational database software, data storage and wireless communications. Jim's technical background is in electrical engineering and computer science. For four years prior to law school, he worked as an electrical engineer for Hughes Aircraft Company Space and Communications Group. He has been recognized as a "Northern California Super Lawyer" for the past several years.

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2018: Litigation - Patent
  • Recognized as an IP Star by Managing IP, 2013, 2014, 2016
  • Listed in Super Lawyers, Northern California, 2006 - 2007, 2010 - 2017

Professional Leadership

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
  • California Bar Association, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • Peninsula Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
  • San Francisco County Bar Association, Member

Related Employment

  • Howrey, Palo Alto, CA, Partner

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Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • California

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, J.D.,
    Order of the Coif
  • The Ohio State University, B.S., Electrical Engineering,
    Tau Beta Pi