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About Jim

Jim Bradley has been practicing intellectual property law in private practice for more than 40 years. He focuses on patent, trademark, copyright and general intellectual property law, with an emphasis in the area of mechanical devices.

He has experience in all phases of intellectual property law for clients from individuals to Fortune 500 companies. These areas include litigation matters as well as prosecution of patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and foreign patent offices. Jim has personally prepared and successfully prosecuted hundreds of patent applications. His emphasis is on mechanical inventions, and his experience is in a variety of fields, including oilfield equipment, medical devices, manufacturing processes and aerospace. He is involved frequently in infringement and validity analysis of patents and patent reexaminations, both for patent holders as well as those seeking to avoid infringement.


Recent Notable Matters

Baker Hughes Incorporated — patent prosecution, infringement and validity advice

General Electric Oil and Gas — patent prosecution, infringement and validity advice

Lockheed Martin Corporation — patent prosecution, infringement and validity advice

Publications and Speeches

“Innovators Take Note, ‘Imitation Two-Year Provisional’ Option Extended Through 2012,” Intellectual Property Today, April 2012.



University of Oklahoma College of Law,
Oklahoma State University,
B.S., Mechanical Engineering

Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


State Bar of Texas
Houston Intellectual Property Law Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association




The Legal 500 United States
Intellectual Property (IP): Patent Prosecution: Utility and Design Patents, 2012 - 2015
Woodward/White, Inc.
Best Lawyers
Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2021
Thomson Reuters
Texas Super Lawyers
2003 - 2004
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Oklahoma Law Review
Internet Brands, Inc.
Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ Rating