James Pooley, PLC

325 Sharon Park Drive #208
Menlo Park California 94025 U.S.A.

James Pooley

Intellectual Property, Trade Secret & Data Security Litigation


  • J.D. Columbia University 1973 (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)
  • B.A. with honors (International Affairs) Lafayette College 1970
  • Certificate, Université de Paris 1969

Professional Memberships and Associations

  • Appointed by the White House to become Deputy Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization, an agency of the United Nations
  • Past President of the American Intellectual Property Association (AIPLA)
  • Chairman of the selection board of the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF)

Recognition and Awards

  • 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award, Managing Intellectual Property
  • 2016 Inductee, Intellectual Property Hall of Fame
  • Listed in: Guide to the World’s Leading Patent Law Experts , Best Lawyers in America, Chambers’ America’s Leading Business Lawyers, California Super Lawyers
  • 2003 Lawyer of the Year, California Lawyer magazine
  • Senior Fellow, California Council on Science and Technology
  • Eagle Scout


  • English
  • French