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James Reed

Associate

New York

JR

James Reed

Associate

New York

James focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, including patent and trade secret matters. Leveraging his prior experience prosecuting automotive and electro-mechanical patents and his background in physics and structural engineering, James is able to quickly become familiar with the technology and legal issues that arise during the course of litigation.

Prior to joining A&O, James regularly assisted clients in obtaining patent protection for their innovations, including drafting patent applications for mechanical components, weapon systems, and enterprise software; and prosecuting patent applications before the United States Patent & Trademark Office for autonomous vehicle systems, micromechanical sensors (MEMs), automotive components, and enterprise relationship management software.

Noteworthy experience includes advising:

  • Rio Tinto on patent infringement action involving aluminium alloy in the District of Delaware.
  • Denis Cimaf on patent infringement action involving heavy mulching machinery in the Southern District of Ohio.
  • Touchstream Technologies on patent infringement action involving content casting technology in the Southern District of New York (previous firm experience).
  • Uni-Systems LLC on patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation action involving stadium retractable roof technology in the Eastern District of New York (previous firm experience).

News & insights

News: 26 OCTOBER 2021

Allen & Overy partner Sapna Palla recognized as 2021 Diversity and Inclusion Champion by New York City Bar Association

A&O today announced that Sapna Palla, a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice has been selected as the 2021 Diversity and Inclusion Champion award recipient by the New York…

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News: 20 OCTOBER 2021

Trial win for A&O's U.S. IP Technology Disputes team

Allen & Overy’s U.S. IP Technology Disputes team recently achieved a complete victory for child car seat manufacturer Wonderland Group in an intellectual property (IP) trial against Evenflo. 

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News: 20 OCTOBER 2021

Allen & Overy advises Bridgepoint on the acquisition of a majority stake in PTV Group from Porsche SE

Allen & Overy has advised private equity house Bridgepoint on the acquisition of a majority stake in PTV Group ("PTV"), a leading global software company for traffic simulation and planning as well as…

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Publications: 18 AUGUST 2021

Blockchain podcast: Opportunities and IP risks

Blockchain is becoming a technology deployed in many innovations across a wide range of industries. 

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JR

Office

New York

Allen & Overy LLP
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York
NY 10020

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted: Bar of the State of New York, 2015

Admitted: Southern District of New York, 2017

Admitted: Eastern District of New York, 2017

Admitted: United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2012

Academic

J.D. and D.C.L, Louisiana State University, 2014

B.S., Civil Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, 2009

B.A., Physics, Centenary College of Louisiana, 2009 


Pro-bono experience:

  • Assisting a non-profit historical society in retrieving a stolen piece of art in New York.

Publications:

  • Co-author (2019) “Obtaining US Discovery for use in foreign IP proceedings”, Norton Rose Fulbright online Publication