Jim Beyer is a Partner in the Intellectual Property Department. Jim has extensive experience in patent procurement, enforcement, and licensing, with emphasis in conducting patent infringement reviews and validity analyses, and developing design-around strategies. He has technological experience in optics, telecommunications, transmission and detection of radiant energy, fuel cells, laser projection systems, medical devices, semiconductor devices and manufacturing, plastics manufacturing, robotics, CNC and EDM machining, antenna systems, valves, alloys, ceramics, and fluid processing. He worked as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for five years, handling applications for the utilization and detection of radiant energy. He was certified as a masters-level examiner in 1995. Jim also worked with the chief administrative patent judge of the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences in preparation of the casebook, "A Course in Evidence for Patent Examiners." He is a member of the firm's Recruiting Committee.