Jim is recognized as one of the World’s Leading IP Strategists by Intellectual Asset Magazine in its annual IAM 300 publication. In addition to being a seasoned trial lawyer who skillfully represents clients in federal and state courts nationwide, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal, including the Federal Circuit. Jim leverages this intersection between his sophisticated commercial litigation background and intellectual property experience to advise clients on global licensing and enforcement strategies. Jim is a well-respected voice in the worldwide dialogue concerning standard essential patents (SEPs) and the rapidly evolving landscape of global competition and patent law that impacts SEP value and licensing opportunities.
Jim’s experience includes litigating patent, trade secrets, and trademark cases through trial and appeal. This experience spans a wide range of diverse technologies, from semiconductors, graphics processors, core processors, telecommunications infrastructure, advanced memory modules, quantum dots, LED lighting systems, and medical devices.
According to the editors of IAM Magazine in its "Patent 1000" publication, James Wodarski is “a leading light on SEPs” and “also brings the heat in ITC matters”.
A versatile trial lawyer, Jim has more than 25 years of complex civil litigation experience, and has represented clients in a broad spectrum of disputes, including complex business litigation, white collar crime, insurance coverage, federal securities actions, trademark ownership of mass media and literary titles, complex insurance coverage, and First Amendment issues. Before entering private practice, he also served as an assistant district attorney in Hampden Country, Massachusetts.
- Vanderbilt University (JD)
- George Washington University (BA)
Recognition & Awards
- Identified in the IAM Patent 1000, a listing of the “World’s Leading Patent Practitioners” (2020 - 2021)
- Recognized by The Legal 500 United States for Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation - International Trade Commission (2017 - 2018, 2021)
- Recognized among the most active International Trade Commission Section 337 practitioners (2021) by Patexia in its annual survey
- Selected for the 2020 & 2021 editions of IAM Strategy 300 – The World's Leading IP Strategists
- Included on the Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Intellectual Property Litigation list (2014 – 2020)
December 7, 2020 |Blog
News & Press
November 5, 2019 | Blog | By Michael Renaud, James Wodarski, Matthew Galica
October 30, 2019 | Blog | By Michael Renaud, James Wodarski, Matthew Galica
July 1, 2019 | Blog | By Michael Renaud, James Wodarski, Matthew Galica
Score This One in Favor of Standard-Essential Patent Owners: Recent Decision Makes Satisfying FRAND Obligations Easier
June 5, 2019 | Blog | By Michael Renaud, James Wodarski, Matthew Galica
May 21, 2019 | Blog | By Michael Renaud, James Wodarski, Kara E. Grogan
Commission Reverses Apple Infringement Finding, Thereby Mooting the Public Interest Inquiry...For Now
March 27, 2019 | Blog | By Michael Renaud, James Wodarski, Sandra Badin
March 26, 2019 | Blog | By Michael Renaud, James Wodarski, Sandra Badin
PanOptis’ Recent Victory against Huawei Demonstrates Why an International Enforcement Approach Is Advisable for Standard-Essential Patents
March 21, 2019 | Blog | By Michael Renaud, James Wodarski, Matthew Galica
Designing Around a Monopoly: the Public Interest Dispute between Qualcomm and Apple Takes a New Turn
March 12, 2019 | Blog | By Michael Renaud, James Wodarski, Sandra Badin, Matthew Galica
March 4, 2019 | Blog | By Michael Renaud, James Wodarski, Marguerite McConihe, Courtney Herndon
News & Press
September 20, 2021
December 22, 2020
November 9, 2020
A Critique of Glory Days and How Reports of Anticompetitive Risks of Pools Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
November 4, 2020
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September 24, 2020
Joint Policy Statement and Recent Cases Confirm That Injunctive Relief on SEPs is Available at the ITC
March 19, 2020
December 16, 2019
October 30, 2019
October 22, 2019
The article noted that the Mintz team representing Netlist includes Member and Chair of the Intellectual Property Division Michael Renaud, along with Members James Wodarski, Drew DeVoogd, Steve Akerley, Aarti Shah, and Associates Kristina Cary, Matthew Galica, and Tiffany Knapp.
September 18, 2019
The Mintz team representing Glycosyn at the ITC includes Michael Newman, Thomas Wintner, Michael Renaud and James Wodarski; and the Mintz team representing Glycosyn at the PTAB includes Michael Newman, Thomas Wintner, Peter Cuomo and Daniel Weinger.
In a precedential opinion, the Federal Circuit affirmed decisions upholding the validity of nearly a dozen Elm patents on semiconductor technologies that accused infringers challenged at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
The Mintz team representing Elm includes Member and Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Division Michael Renaud, Members William Meunier, James Wodarski and Michael Newman, Special Counsel Sandra Badin, and Associates Kevin Amendt and Matthew Galica.