James R. Klaiber is counsel in the firm's Intellectual Property & Technology practice group. He focuses on all aspects of patent law, including litigation, transactions and client counseling, and offers particular education and experience in electrical and mechanical technologies.
Prior to joining Hughes Hubbard, Jim was a Research Engineer at Bell Labs, where he was responsible for the evaluation and design of high-energy density battery subsystems for underwater fiber-optic cable amplifiers. As an attorney, he has handled licensing and litigation efforts involving rechargeable batteries for automotive applications and power-saving circuitry for semiconductor chips. He has counseled clients on intellectual property aspects of cryptocurrency and other blockchain technology applications, and submitted a comment on New York’s proposed “bitlicense” regulations on behalf of a well-known investor in that space.
Jim represents a wide range of clients, from startups to multinationals. He has played a leading role in many large patent litigation cases and has litigated patent cases before the U.S. District Courts, the International Trade Commission and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. His cases have involved: