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