Senniger Powers, LLP
100 N. Broadway, 17th Floor
St. Louis, Missouri 63102
For over twenty five years, Kurt F. James has been actively engaged in the prosecution, licensing and enforcement of patents in the United States and abroad. Mr. James assists a wide array of clients, ranging from large, international corporations to startups, to realize their business objectives by designing, modifying, and executing IP strategies that achieve a competitive advantage consistent with their start-to-finish goals. He understands that while IP for one company is a means to protect current market share; for another company, IP is a tool to provide access to venture capital; for a third company it can provide entry into a new product market. Mr. James has a proven track record of providing clients effective and thoughtful strategies in the areas of IP asset acquisition, patent prosecution, portfolio assessment and analysis, asset licensing, clearance, cross-licensing and enforcement strategies, and competitor portfolio analysis.
Mr. James' particular emphasis is in the mechanical arts, including medical devices, process automation, refrigeration, pipe rehabilitation systems, paper handling devices, semiconductor growth and processing equipment, pneumatic tools, electric motors and others.
Mr. James received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Rice University in 1984. He received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1985 from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he was a member of the Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Society. Mr. James received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1988. He also contributed to the Missouri Law Review.
Mr. James currently serves as the Group Leader of the Firm's Mechanical Practice. He also serves on the Firm's Executive Committee as Managing Partner. Mr. James is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and is the Past President of the Patent and Trademark Section of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.