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James R. Klaiber

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

New York, NY, USA


Jim Klaiber is a Partner in Pryor Cashman's Intellectual Property Group, He is experienced in all aspects of patent law, including transactions, litigation and client counseling. His experience is concentrated in electrical and mechanical technologies with particular emphasis on telecommunications, high technology, e-commerce, electronic banking, and healthcare. Jim represents a wide range of clients, from startups to multinationals, and has held a lead role in many large patent litigation cases, trials, and IP-related transactions.

Jim has litigated a variety of patent cases before the U.S. District Courts, the International Trade Commission and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, including cases involving:

  • Wireless and optical fiber telecommunications
  • Electronic securities exchanges and financial transaction software
  • Semiconductor design and manufacture
  • Medical electrodes and prosthetic devices
  • Plasma screen and cathode ray tube displays


Recently, Jim was sole Intellectual Property counsel for the bondholders in the Nortel bankruptcy proceedings, which resulted in the largest patent sale in history.

Prior to joining Pryor Cashman, Jim was a member of the Intellectual Property Group at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, which he co-founded. Before that, Jim gained extensive research and development experience as a member of the Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories' Murray Hill and Whippany labs. He was the principal investigator for numerous high-technology telecommunications projects involving fiber optic undersea transmission media and other technologies.

Jim earned his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law while working at Bell Labs, and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Michigan, and U.C. Berkeley.

Jim is Chapter Chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum of New York, one of the nation's leading technology entrepreneurship organizations. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the NSF's sensor research program administered by the University of Maine, and also the Chair of the Continuing Legal Education Subcommittee of the New York City Bar Association's Patent Committee.

James R. Klaiber is associated with the following items:
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Patent Law Institute 2018: Critical Issues & Best Practices, Thursday, April 05, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Patent Law Institute 2018: Critical Issues & Best Practices, Thursday, April 05, 2018, New York, NY
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