James received his J.D. from the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, where he graduated with high honors and a graduate certificate in Intellectual Property. While attending law school, James was the recipient of the Jesse E. Quinney Scholarship for Academic Achievement.

Prior to attending law school, James worked for seven years in the defense industry developing DSP algorithms and software for SONAR systems and networking software for UAVs.

James holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Utah. While working on his Master’s degree, James worked on simulations to improve load modeling for electric power distribution. While working on his Bachelor’s degree, James designed and verified a proof-of-concept model for an improved medical imaging device. Also, while in school, James worked on a model of a GPS relative navigation system for UAVs.

James has experience prosecuting patents in the fields of artificial intelligence, automated software development/testing, topic modeling, computer networking, telecommunications, semiconductor devices and processes, biomedical devices, optics, and cryptocurrencies.

Areas of Special Expertise

  • Domestic and International Patent Preparation and Prosecution

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Utah Bar

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Utah
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah


  • University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, J.D.,
  • University of Utah, M.S., Electrical Engineering
  • University of Utah, B.S., Electrical Engineering


  • Cebuano
  • Waray-waray

Prior Experience

  • Associate, Mashoff Brennan
  • Networking Software Engineer, L-3 Communication
  • Signal/Image Processing Engineer, Lockheed Martin
  • Engineering Leadership Development Program Engineer, Lockheed Martin
  • Intern, Western Electricity Coordinating Council
  • Research Assistant, University of Utah
  • Intern, Sierra Nevada Corporation