James E. Geringer


Portland Office



Jim focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, domain disputes, and trade secrets. He has protected clients’ intellectual property in such matters in federal courts throughout the country. Jim also counsels clients on the licensing and patenting of computer software and other computer-related inventions.

Jim represents clients in all areas of software, including e-commerce and business methods. His practice also encompasses obtaining trademarks and copyrights and licensing of technology rights. Jim has lectured on the topic of patentability of software, protecting software rights, trademarks, copyrights, and other areas of intellectual property. Before law school, Jim provided on-site CAD/CAM software support to Japanese integrated circuit manufacturers.

Jim joined Klarquist in 1994 as an associate and became partner in 1998.

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