James R. Baldwin


James focuses his practice on patent prosecution and preparation in the computer and electrical engineering space. His experience includes drafting and prosecuting patent applications focused on computer software, commerce-related computer systems, hardware, data processing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, mixed reality, secure banking systems, and medical and commercial electronics. He also works with clients on the commercial and banking sides of cryptography.

In addition, clients rely on James to advise them on the patentability of their products and to perform searches, freedom to operate, and invalidity opinions. Finally, he performs IP related aspects of mergers and acquisitions due diligence in connection with patents and software.

Prior to becoming an attorney, he was an engineer and worked for an aerospace company in their life support division where he designed life support systems for VIP military aircrafts and dive computers for Special Forces.


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law  (J.D., cum laude, 2012)
  • Illinois Institute of Technology  (B.S., with honors, 2005)
    • Computer Engineering

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit