The National Law Journal Names James Singer an Intellectual Property Trailblazer

May 16, 2016 – Press Releases

Fox Rothschild LLP is pleased to announce that James M. Singer, chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department, has been named to The National Law Journal’s second annual list of Intellectual Property Trailblazers.

The award celebrates the achievements of IP attorneys and others who are innovating in the field, helping to change the way copyright, patent, trademark or licensing law is practiced, or how IP is protected and managed. Honorees were selected from hundreds of nominated attorneys.

Noted for changing the way in which intellectual property is perceived, Singer guides clients toward a more holistic view of their IP assets and a more flexible approach to growing, protecting and profiting from those assets.

The “old rules” of the practice of intellectual property resulted in many patent attorneys preparing patent applications and securing patents for their clients with little information about the significance of the technology to the client’s business. Singer has shattered those stereotypes. He encourages clients and the attorneys who work with him to understand how new technologies will be commercialized, and to develop an IP strategy that fits the commercialization strategy.

Known as an innovator and thought leader, he counsels clients ranging from the world’s top technology companies to emerging startups on taking a comprehensive and more thoughtful view of intellectual property. He encourages clients to recognize and consider the effects of trends in the law, rapidly changing technology, the globalization of the economy and the costs of litigation and how those factors impact and influence their intellectual property.

A registered patent attorney, Singer possesses a deep knowledge of patent, copyright, trademark and trade secrets laws. He handles patent prosecution, infringement and validity studies, freedom-to-practice studies and design-around analyses.

Singer also performs IP audits and due diligence to help venture capital firms, private equity funds and potential investors understand the strength of a target company’s IP portfolio, obstacles to market entry and opportunities to expand IP. Singer uses this experience to help startups and companies who are considering an investment or sale assess and increase the value of their IP positions.

On his blog, IP Spotlight, Singer delivers a resource for clients, selectively analyzing developments in the law, new legislation and news stories on topics such as licensing, due diligence, acquisition, compliance and risk management associated with patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.

Singer earned his J.D. from University of Pittsburgh School of Law and his B.S. from Pennsylvania State University.