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James Hannah is a patent litigator based in Silicon Valley. He tries cases for high-tech companies across the country.
Clients turn to Mr. Hannah for his ability to take extremely complicated technology and break it down in a simple and understandable manner. For plaintiffs, he has obtained hundreds of millions of dollars from judgments and settlements. For defendants, Mr. Hannah has obtained a variety of wins for his clients. These defensive victories include walk-away dismissals, jury verdicts of non-infringement and global settlements with no payment exchanged.
At trial, Mr. Hannah has received accolades for his court room performance. Clients, judges and opposing counsel have commended Mr. Hannah for delivering “effective” and “flawless” examinations of trial witnesses. As a result, he is often called upon to cross-examine industry-leading, seasoned expert witnesses in high-stakes litigations.
Mr. Hannah’s recent court room victories include:
Mr. Hannah has substantial experience in USPTO proceedings and has obtained excellent results when used strategically with corresponding district court litigations. Recently, he obtained a complete dismissal of a patent infringement case after a cancellation of all claims during reexamination. In another matter, he obtained an indefinite stay of a district court proceeding after the USPTO required the patentee to substantially amend the asserted claims. With the recent rise of inter-partes review filings, a number of clients have selected Mr. Hannah as their lead counsel to represent them before the USPTO Board.
In addition to patent litigation, Mr. Hannah regularly provides intellectual property counseling services for clients. He also maintains an active patent, trademark and copyright procurement practice. As a partner in Kramer Levin’s patent and trademark practice, he was recently honored when U.S. News & World Report ranked the IP group in the top tier nationally.
Mr. Hannah is an active member of the intellectual property community and is frequently asked to provide CLE lectures for academic and industry leaders. He also has been a guest lecturer in the Federal Litigation class at Stanford University School of Law for the past five years.