Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that James (Jim) Go has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property practice as a partner in its Seattle office.

Jim focuses his practice on patent preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patents in the related fields of electrical and computer engineering. He provides counsel on patent reexaminations, preparation and prosecution, opinion of patent infringement and validity, strategic intellectual property planning, patent portfolio management, due diligence, litigation support and general intellectual property matters.

“The depth and breadth of Jim’s IP background will be of great benefit to our clients across the technology sector, many of whom have large and complex IP portfolios,” said David Fournier, firmwide chair of Perkins Coie’s Patent Prosecution & Portfolio Counseling practice. “Jim has a highly successful track record in helping his clients procure, manage, and enforce their IP and we’re excited to welcome him to our Intellectual Property practice.”

Jim counsels clients across range of technology industry sectors, including computer software and hardware, Internet and electronic commerce technology, digital and analog circuits, photonics, semiconductor processes, networking, communications and related technologies.

“Jim’s patent prosecution and counseling experience will be an asset to our clients in Seattle and beyond and particularly as we continue to see strong demand for our IP-related legal services,” said Perkins Coie’s Seattle office managing partner James Williams. “We are continuing to make strategic investments in our Seattle office and business practices and are thrilled that an attorney of Jim’s caliber has joined us.”

Jim earned his J.D. from the Santa Clara University Law School. He also holds an M.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington. He joins Perkins Coie from Christenson O’Connor Johnson Kindness, where he was an intellectual property member. Previously, Jim was the managing partner of the Seattle office of Blakely Sokoloff Taylor and Zafman, where he also served on the firmwide management committee.

Perkins Coie is a leading international law firm that is known for providing high value, strategic solutions, and extraordinary client service on matters vital to our clients’ success. With more than 1,200 attorneys in offices across the United States and Asia, we provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation, intellectual property, and regulatory legal advice to a broad range of clients, including many of the world’s most innovative companies and industry leaders as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.

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