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Jim K. Dawson is a shareholder with the firm, focusing on patent, patent
portfolio development, and licensing matters. His practice also
includes counseling on patent and trademark infringement. Representative
technologies in Mr. Dawson's practice include semiconductor
manufacturing and process technology, processor hardware and firmware,
digital to analog circuitry, semiconductor devices, medical devices,
wireless systems and components, CMOS imaging, MEMS and mechanical

Mr. Dawson previously worked as a consultant for the Intellectual
Capital Management Group and as in-house Senior Intellectual Property
Counsel for Conexant Systems (formerly Rockwell Semiconductor Systems).
While with Conexant, he was responsible for patent portfolio
development, innovation harvesting and intellectual property training
for engineers and management located at design centers in France,
Russia, Canada, and the United States, resulting in over 400 U.S. filed
patent applications. He also developed U.S. and foreign patent filing
strategies, drafted and negotiated complex technology development,
non-disclosure, software distribution, and service agreements, performed
patent infringement and validity analysis and performed due diligence
investigations for M&A and divestiture activities.

Immediately prior to joining the firm, Mr. Dawson worked with Blakely
Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman in Los Angeles, focusing on patent
prosecution, patent and trade dress infringement analysis and licensing.

Mr. Dawson currently serves as Vice-President of the Intellectual
Property Section of the Ventura County Bar (2008, 2007). He was named
as one of Southern California’s “Rising Stars” in intellectual property
law in a survey of his peers, published in Los Angeles Magazine and
Super Lawyers Magazine, in both 2005 and 2004. He is a member of the
Licensing Committee, Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of
California and was a contributing editor for Drafting Business
Contracts: Principles, Techniques & Forms, CEB 2007, 2006. He is a
member of the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association, Orange
County Patent Law Association and American Intellectual Property Law

Mr. Dawson earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the school of
Engineering and Applied Science at the University of California at Los
Angeles (UCLA) in 1989, and earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the
University of Dayton, Ohio in 1995. Following his undergraduate
studies, Mr. Dawson joined Rockwell International as a Systems Test
Engineer, where he worked on the main propulsion system of the space
shuttle Endeavor.

Mr. Dawson is admitted to practice in California and before the Federal
District Court, Central District. He is also registered to practice
before the Patent and Trademark Office. He is a member of the California
Bar Association.


Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 50%
  2. Antitrust & Trade Law: 50%

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2815 Townsgate Rd Ste 215
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California - Los AngelesN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
University of Dayton School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A