James Scheller


Jim Scheller is a member of the Patent Practice Group. He concentrates his practice on patents, copyrights and other intellectual property in connection with electronic, computer, and Internet related technologies as well as medical device technologies. Jim’s work includes patent prosecution, IP counseling, opinion preparation, due diligence, review and evaluation of patent portfolios, IP licenses and litigation support.

Jim was, during the early part of his career, directly and actively involved in all aspects of patent litigation, including appeals to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and hence Jim is familiar with how patents are treated in litigation and how they should be written in view of litigation. He also has experience with IPOs for his smaller clients and has considerable experience in the software copyright field, having been involved in several well know software copyright cases. He also regularly teaches classes in aspects of patent law at Santa Clara University’s Law School.

Jim has done work for many clients who depend on their patent portfolios. One such very satisfied client of Jim’s work has said: “Our patent portfolio was everything to us, and it was critical, to the success of our business, that we had all patents nailed down in crystal clear language so venture capitalists could understand their value.” That client was later purchased in a very large acquisition.

Representative Patents

  • Patent #: 5,774,670
    • Persistent Client State In A Hypertext Transfer Protocol Based Client-Server System
  • Patent #: 5,945,944
    • Method And Apparatus For Determining Time For GPS Receivers
  • Patent #: 6,694,435
    • Method Of Obfuscating Computer Instruction Streams
  • Patent #: 6,829,648
    • Method And Apparatus For Preparing Media Data For Transmission

Contact Information:

Office: Silicon Valley
Phone: 408.720.8300
Fax: 408.720.8383

Bar Admissions:

  • CA, Bar # 109824

Court Admissions:

  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of California (1984)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (1984)
  • U.S. Supreme Court (1990)

Law School:

  • University of California, Los Angeles

Undergraduate/Graduate Education:

  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Carnegie Mellon University

PTO Registration #: 31,195

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