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James E. Golladay II



Services: Patent Portfolio Counseling, Management, Prosecution & Enforcement; Post-Grant Proceedings; Trademark Counseling


Industries: Aerospace & Defense; Utilities & Power Systems; Medical & Surgical Devices; Automotive Control and Power Systems; Image Forming Apparatus; E-commerce

James focuses his practice on all aspects of patent prosecution, intellectual property protection and client counseling, particularly in the Technology, Aerospace and Defense industry areas. His legal experience includes advising large corporations, governmental entities and individual inventors on the full scope of intellectual property law from obtaining, asserting, and defending against, utility and design patents.


He has extensive experience in various fields including e-commerce and other information technologies, navigation systems, medical devices, armaments, antennas, liquid crystal displays, image-forming apparatus, fuel and power systems and various software applications. James has prosecuted hundreds of electrical and mechanical technology-based patents for industry-leading clients. His experience also includes patent reexamination and inter partes disputes, intellectual property acquisition and divestiture counseling, drafting patent applications, declaratory judgment actions, invalidity and non-infringement opinions and handling appeals before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences.


A former Judge Advocate in the Navy, James also possesses a broad base of legal experience, having represented Navy and Marine Corps personnel in a full range of litigation matters including first chair criminal jury trials, administrative proceedings, disability hearings and criminal appeals in Federal Court.


Prior to practicing law, James served as a SEAL in the Navy and was involved in numerous research, development, test and evaluation projects for communications, digital imaging, ordnance and other systems.


University of San Diego School of Law, J.D. (2000) magna cum laude

United States Naval Academy, B.S., Naval Architecture (1995)


Bar Admissions

District of Columbia (2009)

Virginia (2008)

Maryland (2000)



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2006)

U.S. Supreme Court

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