A. James Anderson

612.349.8500

Experience

  • Practice focuses in the areas of intellectual property litigation, commercial property, and business interruption insurance for subrogation and coverage analysis/litigation, and general commercial disputes.

Has concentrated on patent infringement litigation since approximately 1990. Illustrative cases include:

  • Representation of an inventor against a Japanese bicycle components manufacturer, a case which required six (6) weeks of depositions in Japan.
  • Leading the firm’s handling of a biotech plaintiff’s infringement case involving a pediatric vaccine. 
  • Defense of a manufacturer of combination exit sign/emergency lighting fixtures. 
  • Representation of the patent owner- medical device manufacturer in a case tried in September 2002.
  • Representation of the patent owner in a computer design/architecture case tried against a major PC manufacturer in June 2003.
  • Intergraph v. Dell, Hewlett Packard and Gateway: Represented Intergraph Corp. in patent litigation involving microprocessor system design in a case venued in East Texas. Recovered a total of $500 million in settlements as follows:

    • Hewlett-Packard $141 million, with cross licenses
    • Dell/Intel $225 million
    • Gateway/emachines $12 million plus ongoing royalties
    • AMD $20 million
    • IBM $10 million plus a license to IBM's portfolio
    • Toshiba and NEC, confidential settlements

Licensing campaign following litigation:

  1. Fujitsu $9.75 million
  2. Sony $15 million
  3. Acer $7.5 million
  4. Other confidential licenses


  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2013-2020 editions)
  • Named a "Georgia Super Lawyer," Super Lawyers (2004-2005, 2007)
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia
  • Minnesota (Inactive/Non-Resident)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Minnesota
Education
Rutgers School of Law (1971), served on the Rutgers Law Review for two years and served as Notes and Comments Editor senior year Rutgers University, B.A. in English as a Henry Rutgers scholar
Professional Associations
  • American Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Minnesota Bar Association
  • Handling the Child Trauma Case
    Georgia Public Defenders Association, Savannah, Georgia (July 27, 2016)
  • Cross Examining the Forensic Expert
    Georgia Public Defenders Association, Savannah, Georgia (July 27, 2016)
  • USPTO Inter Partes Patent Proceedings Committee
    American Intellectual Property Law Association, New York, New York (May 7, 2010)
  • Expert Direct/Cross Demonstration
    Practising Law Institute, Atlanta, Georgia (November 9, 2009)
  • Evaluating and Executing IP Litigation Strategies
    GSU Corporate IP Institute, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia (November 3, 2009)
  • Claims Construction as a Component of the Overall Litigation Strategies from Plaintiff and Defendant Perspectives/Defendant Perspective
    Law Seminars International, College Park, Georgia (April 24, 2009)
  • Demonstration of a Closing Argument: Tips from a Patent Trial Lawyer and a Jury Consultant
    Practising Law Institute, Atlanta, Georgia (July 11, 2008)
  • Patent Claim Construction Workshop
    Law Seminars, Atlanta, Georgia (April 25, 2008)
  • Claim Construction Litigation Strategies from Plaintiff and Defendant Perspectives
    Law Seminars International, Four Seasons Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia (April 25, 2008)
  • Discovery Issues in Patent Litigation (Panel Chair)
    Practising Law Institute, Atlanta, Georgia (November 5, 2007)
  • Litigating Against the Foreign National
    Trial Lawyers Approach to Winning Patent Cases Seminar (January 1, 1998)
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