James Hallenbeck is a Principal at Schwegman and a licensed attorney. His work focuses on patent prosecution in technology areas such as complex computer software systems. Jim earned a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Chapman University in Orange, California and a Juris Doctorate from William Mitchell College of Law. Jim also spent over five years as a United States Marine. There he learned the philosophy, “If it’s easy, anyone can do it. If it’s tough, give it a shot.”
Jim has written and prosecuted many patent applications involving software. He works in areas including trusted platform modules, intrusion and threat detection and mitigation, in memory databases, relational database management, industrial system control, agent based resource allocation, business modeling, data compression, web based merchandising, print defect detection, 3D graphic modeling and rendering, data visualization, logistics management, semiconductor design and simulation, document authoring and rendering, encryption, network load balancing, multiprocessor management and synchronization, among others.
Prior to joining the firm, Jim worked as a software engineer and analyst. He designed and developed global software systems supporting a wide range of industries including financial services, automotive, and insurance.
One of Jim’s favorite aspects of his career is meeting people and learning about what they do. He enjoys getting to know clients and inventors, and he appreciates their perspectives. Jim has a talent for understanding a product’s role within an enterprise; it is fascinating to him how technology supports a business.
Outside the office, Jim enjoys reading. He also can be found taking his family camping, bike riding or river rafting. He is a board member of the Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation, a past board member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and past-President of the Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association.
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William Mitchell College of Law
St. Paul, MN, 2004, J.D.
Orange, CA, 1998, B.S.
Honors: Cum Laude
Major: Computer Information Systems
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Member, IPO Education Foundation Board
Educational Credit Management Corporation
Electronic Data Systems
St. Paul Companies
Print Defect Detection
Managing Network Traffic Flow
Network Load Balancing
Decoupled Logical and Physical Data Storage within a Database Management System
Storage Subsystem Access Prioritization by System Process and Foreground Application Identification
System Information Synchronization in a Links-Based Multi-Processor System
Interleaving Compressed Archives within a Page Description Language File
Dual Access to Concurrent Data in a Database Management System
User Aware Collaboration Playback and Recording
Voice Business Client