Jim Sobieraj a licensed patent attorney with more than 35 years of experience in the procurement, licensing and enforcement of IP rights. Jim has been lead counsel in many litigations involving patent infringement, ownership of patent rights, license disputes, misappropriation of trade secrets, trade dress infringement, copyright infringement, unfair competition, false advertising, defamation, fraud, antitrust, breach of contract and other commercial litigation. Jim has represented clients in many mediations and arbitrations. He also advises clients on negotiating and drafting IP licensing agreements, and on creating and defending IP portfolios and strategies. Jim is a past president of the Licensing Executives Society (USA & Canada), Inc., the Licensing Executives Society International, and Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest IP law firms in the United States.