James F. Gottman [Inactive]

James F. Gottman [Inactive]

Of Counsel


Jim is the former chair of the Intellectual Property department and formerly a member of the Board of Directors and Management Council. His practice focuses on patent application preparation and prosecution, both U.S. and foreign, opinions regarding patentability, patent infringement and validity, technology licensing, and litigation.


  • Georgetown University Law Center  (J.D., 1974)
  • University of Cincinnati  (B.S.E.E., with honors, 1969)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio


  • Dayton Bar Association, Professional Ethics Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Humane Society of Greater Dayton, Executive Committee


  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers®
    • "Lawyer of the Year" in Dayton for Patent Law (2015, 2017, 2020)
    • Copyright, Patent and Trademark Law (2022,2024)
  • Who's Who in Law
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®