Jim is a seasoned trial lawyer who concentrates his practice on intellectual property litigation. He skillfully represents clients in federal district and appellate courts, including the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, as well as the International Trade Commission. He handles disputes involving smartphones, core processor circuits, digital imaging software, telecommunications devices, and LED lighting systems, and many other technologies. And he has more than two decades of experience with complex civil litigation, including insurance, securities, and First Amendment matters. He previously served as an assistant district attorney in Massachusetts.
James focuses his practice on patent disputes in the International Trade Commission (ITC), the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and Federal District Courts. He has also appeared before the First and Second Circuit courts as part of his appellate work at the state and federal levels. A patent litigator with extensive experience, James has handled disputes involving a variety of technologies, including smartphones, core processor circuits, digital imaging software, telecommunications devices, and LED lighting systems.
A trial lawyer with 20 years of complex civil litigation experience, James has also represented clients in complex business litigation, white collar crime, insurance coverage, federal securities actions, trademark ownership of mass media and literary titles, complex insurance coverage, and the First Amendment.
James returned to Mintz after working as a partner with Pepper Hamilton LLP. He has also served as an assistant district attorney in Hampden County, Massachusetts.
- Vanderbilt University (JD)
- George Washington University (BA)
Recognition & Awards
- Included on the Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Intellectual Property Litigation list (2014 – 2019)
- Recognized by The Legal 500 United States for Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation - International Trade Commission (2017-2018)
- Identified in the IAM Patent 1000, a listing of the “World’s Leading Patent Practitioners” (2020)
News & Press
April 27, 2018 | Blog | By Michael Renaud, James Wodarski, Sandra Badin, Anthony Faillaci
October 6, 2017 | Blog | By Michael Renaud, James Wodarski, Aarti Shah, Robert Moore
Supreme Court Rules Against Apple in Design Patent Case with Samsung, Remands to Federal Circuit to Formulate Test for Identifying Relevant “Article of Manufacture”
December 7, 2016 | Alert | By James Wodarski, Matthew Karambelas
December 7, 2016 | Advisory | By Michael Renaud, James Wodarski, Michael McNamara, Robert Moore
A Novel Outcome at the International Trade Commission: Patent Claims Invalidated Under Alice in the 100-Day Pilot Program
August 26, 2016 | Advisory | By James Wodarski, Andrew DeVoogd, Daniel Weinger, Matthew Karambelas
June 14, 2016 | Alert | By Michael Renaud, Rich Gervase, James Wodarski, Sandra Badin
January 27, 2016 | Advisory | By James Wodarski, Andrew DeVoogd
January 21, 2016 | Alert | By James Wodarski, Andrew DeVoogd, Daniel Weinger
October 2, 2015 | Blog | By James Wodarski, Andrew DeVoogd, Michael Renaud
June 11, 2015 | Alert | By Michael Renaud, Sandra Badin, Robert Moore, James Wodarski
News & Press
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.