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The Right Way to Calculate Due Dates in Europe and China
If you are docketing in China or Europe, you may notice that calculated due dates don’t match the dates given by your foreign associate. This program will explain why and the proper way to calculate due dates in these countries.
Using Analytics as a Patent Annuity Decision Tool
Join us as our panel discusses best practices for the annuity payment decision process and how patent analytics can help assist annuity decision makers in making the best decisions possible.
IP Punch List for Software Companies
The Software field is a dynamic growing area. This webinar will focus on the challenges that software companies face in protecting their innovations both in the US and in other important jurisdictions.
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Schwegman is teaming up with WIPO to host an all-day complimentary "Advanced PCT Training" seminar that will provide insights to practitioners on amendments and recent developments to the PCT rules, developing a strategy for international filings and procedural safeguards.
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Jim Shands
Areas of Practice
  • Electrical & Computers
  • Mechanical & Electromechanical
  • Medical Devices
IP Services
  • Opinions
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Portfolio Management & Analysis
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James Shands is a registered patent attorney at Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner. His practice includes patent procurement in the electrical, biomedical, software, mechanical, and computer technologies, as well as portfolio management, counseling, and analysis for a wide variety of clients ranging from small startup to large Fortune 500 companies. Jim has experience preparing and prosecuting U.S. and international patent applications in a variety of areas, including electrical circuits, software, wireless communication, networking, and medical devices. Jim is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. Prior to entering law school, he worked in the systems protection and controls group at Baltimore Gas and Electric, and as a test engineer for Motorola and 3Com. Prior to joining Schwegman, Jim was an associate at the intellectual property law firms of Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, and Shumaker & Sieffert.


William Mitchell College of Law
St. Paul, MN, 2006, J.D.

University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland, 1995, B.S.E.E.

Bar Admissions
Bar Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office